None of these images are artistic, but the site is so interesting, I wanted to share these with you. 1. In southern Sweden, near Ystad is the stone sunship Ales Stenar. This stone structure (59 stones) was built around 2700 years ago and was used as a calendar and sundial. It was built on a cliff near the ocean and the view from the sea horizon and the view from the land horizon each cover 180 degrees, thus a full 360 degrees around the shiplike formation. The length is 67 meters and the width is 19 meters. 2. View attachment 12439 The holes in the rock depict the constellation "the Swan". In Greek mythology, the Swan symbolizes the sunbird. It is believed that the Nordic peoples were worshipers of the the sun, hence the importance of the Swan. 3. View attachment 12440 Ales means sanctuary. 4. View attachment 12441 5. View attachment 12442 The area that Ales Stenar is now in is used by cattle. They have free range over the area. When you visit the site, one of these cows may be standing next to you.