Hallunda Grave Cairn
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Ancient Monument Nr 70 in Botkyrka
|Hallunda Grave Cairn is probably from
the older part of the bronze age which in Scandinavia was between
It is about 35m wide and 6m tall. It looks taller than it really is
because it is built upon a hillock above the pretty steep sloap down to
the southern shore of Rödstensfjärden (Red Stone Bay) in the lake
The paved road in the pictures and panorama changes behind the bushes to a dirt
path that twists down to the lake in a narrow gauge. Not quite
suitable for strollers either... :-)
|The sloap down to the lake.||The view from top.
The bushes around have been cleared recently but
not carried away yet .
|There is a nice walk
and bicycle road all the way along the shore, and plenty of
connections up and down just where people live above the shore.
The only one that is a little too steep is the one behind the
cairn. Our shortcut. Typical!
|There are three little
beaches along the shore. The water temperature may exceed 18
degrees Celsius already in June (we have a couple of indoor pools
|A glimpse of lake
Mälaren from the top of the cairn.
|A boat from Stockholm
out on a daily excursion. The church steeple to the right in the
picture is the Ekerö Church on the island Ekerö.
Greetings for Rost and Spud!
My excursion companion Henrik.
A bronze sword was found in a similar cairn on Aspberget
(Aspen Mountain) a ridge a mile south of here, in one of about 40 cairns
on top of the 70m high rock just north of Botkyrka Church.
|In Winter Shroud
beyond and below
care, if you slip here it's downhill all the way
out into the lake.
from the shore.
The arrow points at the cairn.
|A couple of recent storms from the east has forced the western part of the Baltic Sea to rise more than a meter, and it was for a week or so higher than the water level in lake Mälaren, so the sea water ran backwards in through the locks in Stockholm and Södertälje. This hasn't happen since 1880 or something.||
Isn't it a baby Moby Dick?
when the level in the lake slowly goes back
to normal all the ice brakes and makes it
hazardous to even think of skating or
walking on it.
|Tired after the long walk uphill
manor is one
of the manors in the neighborhood that gave up
their land in the late sixties for Stockholm
city to expand.
King Gustav was surrounded by a group of men greeting him with the French words Bonjour, beau masque, Good day fine mask, which was the signal for Anckarström who shot one shot in the king's back.
The king stepped a side shouting Ah! Je suis blessé, tirez-moi d'ici et arrêtez-le, Ah! I am wounded, take me away from here, and arrest that man!
The king died two weeks later by infection in the wound, and his last words was: I feel sleepy, a few moments rest would do me good!
His family changed their name to Löwenström and as some sort of compensation they started a hospital, today the Löwenströmska hospital north of Stockholm.
Daniel Auber's opera Gustave III and Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) are both depicting King Gustav III and Jacob Johan Anckarström.
Today privatly owned homes.
|Funny, but a part of our rowhouse is visible behind the trees just to the right of the barn.||There
are so many beautiful details on this
The two big doors are for our eyes only. Look how the upper doors lower corners brake into the lower doors.
|Hallunda Grave Cairn is the sixth significant spot in the so called "Hallunda Culture Path", a three kilometer path through our community with 13 different historic places, all of them connected to each other, one way or another. The first place is Slagsta Rock Carvings, and the last is The English Park. You are welcome for a view even at these places!|
has regained his strength!
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