Today I’ve been traveling around the municipality of Ljungby in Kronobergs County. As you can se on the picture above there is still a lot of trees from Gudrun that are still stored. Among the sites that I visited today there were a few that I thought I would present. These have two things in common; they are grave fields and there are Iron Age dolmens on them.
Firstly the grave filed RAA 25 in the parish of Berga.
A small grave field with ca 40 erected stones (of which ca 10 still are erected) a small stone circle consisting of 13 “round” stones and one Iron Age dolmen (Järnåldersdös).
From left to right: An overview of the grave field Berga 25:1, the stone circle and the Iron Age dolmen.
The next grave field I visited with Iron Age dolmens is RAA 26 in the parish of Ljungby.
According to the older records there should be three Iron Age dolmens these have however in survey of 1999 been labeled as erect stones or stone cists, be that as it may after visiting I do believe that this is at least one of the Iron age dolmens. The grave filed took quite a bashing in the storm Gudrun of 2005 and it was restored in 2006. The restoration is well made, but several of the monuments have been damaged and several are difficult to identify. Besides the Iron Age dolmens there are 18 round stone settings, one cairn and some erected stones on the grave field. Then there is the question of stone cists or Iron Age dolmens?
From left to right: An overview of the grave field and one of the “Iron Age dolmens”.
During the winter/spring of 2007 a new storm hit Sweden and Kronoberg called Per. As I have been out visiting monuments I have also been forced to record new damages for example on the grave fields RAA 51 in Vittaryd parish and RAA 146 in Berga parish.
An overview photo and a close up photo from RAA 51 in Vittaryd parish.
An overview photo and some close ups of damages on RAA 146 in Berga parish.