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It's Midsummer's Day.  The tradition is so ancient, we feel perfectly at home here among the standing stones of Ekornavallen, an Iron Age burial site.

There are several rings, one or two passage graves, and a large stone cairn at the very top of the hill overlooking the valley.  The latest of these are from the Iron Age; others date to the Bronze Age and to the late Stone Age. 

Near the end of the 19th century Ekornavallen was torn up by mechanized agriculture.  Restoration efforts began in the 1940s and continue to the present.

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Above, the front of the passage grave.  The stone cairn visible at the upper left is probably the burial site for an important person.

Below, Norene and Lisa examine the back of the passage grave.

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