The 5,500-year-old tomb of a Stone Age chieftain has been unearthed at Sweden's Ale's Stenar monument.
Ale's Stones ( as they are known in English ) consist of 59 massive boulders arranged to resemble the outline of a ship. Located in the village of Kaseberga, the monument is thought to have been built towards the end of the Iron Age. Now it appears that the stones may have been stolen from a nearby neolithic tomb and if so, the monument could predate even England's Stonehenge.
"All of the stones had been taken away," said lead archaeologist Bengst Söderberg. "And I would say, most probably they are standing 40 meters away from the dolmen where the ship setting is situated."
"A 5,500-year-old tomb possibly belonging to a Stone Age chieftain has been unearthed at a megalithic monument in the shape of a ship called the Ale's Stenar (Ale's Stones)."
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