The sunmonuments of Österlen

The geographical relation between Ales stenar and Stenhed.

© Foto Bob G Lind

Geographically the 50 metres long Stenhed monument is located in a straight line between Ales stenar 18 km and the famous grave monument at Kivik 18 km. A connection which of course cannot be viewed as a pure coincidence. The shiplike formation of stones at Stenhed, like that at Ales stenar, has been arranged to account for the 365 days of the solar year and the 24 hours of day and night.