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Ale’s Stones (or Ales stenar in Swedish) is a megalithic monument in Skåne in southern Sweden. It is a stone ship, oval in outline, with the stones at each end markedly larger than the rest. It is 67-metres long formed by 59 large boulders, weighing up to 1.8 tonneseach.

This monumental stone formation is located just outside a fishing village of Kåseberga, approximately eighteen kilometres southeast of Ystad in Skåne, on an astoundingly flat, grassy headland that overlooks the narrow, pebbly beach of the Baltic Sea. The view from the Ales Stenar offers an open 180o sea horizon and simultaneously an open 180o land horizon. 

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Ale’s Stones, Skåne, Sweden

Ale’s Stones (or Ales stenar in Swedish) is a megalithic monument in the shape of a stone ship, oval in outline, with the stones at each end markedly larger than the rest. It is about 73 yards long formed by 59 large boulders, weighing up to 1.9 tons each.

The carbon-14 dating system for organic remains has provided seven results at the site. One indicates that the material is around 5,500 years old whereas the remaining six indicate a date about 1,400 years ago. The latter is considered to be the most likely time for Ales Stenar to have been created. That would place its creation towards the end of the Nordic Iron Age.