Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Phryctoria

Vårdkase
On the top of the hill at Vårdkasberget in Sorunda, you will find a gravröse, a type of cairn. It is a prehistory grave. On it stands this "vårdkase". Or phryctoria. Used to relay messages back in the day when there was an imminent danger. It must have been quite a sight back when the Vikings sailed up and down the Himmerfjärden bay here one thousand years ago. This one is four meters high, it is the only one in the greater Stockholm area. I will show you more of the view from up here tomorrow.

8 comments:

Pat said...

That IS impressive!!

Sharon said...

How fascinating.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's still an impressive sight all these years later Steffe 💙

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

ładnie

RedPat said...

Wow - what a sight it must have been.

Marleen said...

That is amazing.

William Kendall said...

Fascinating!

JudithK said...

OK. I had to look up all these words. Interestng that the signal fire was built on top of a grave. Thanks for doing what you do.