Sites & cities that bear the name of Trullhalsar burial ground

Trullhalsar burial ground

Today in : Sweden
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E
Recorded names : Trullhalsars gravfält

Description : The cemetery Trullhalsar ( Swedish Trullhalsars gravfalt ) is located near Anga near the east coast of the Swedish island of Gotland . It is named after stones that rise from stone rings like “ trolls with stretched necks” ( Swedish: Trullhalsar ). The oldest description comes from the draftsman CGG Hilfeling (1740-1823), who visited the area in 1801 and documented it in an overview plan. The approximately 350 graves in the field consist of cairn graves , stone setting and judges' rings . The predominant, typically Venetian form, is represented by the 20–30 cm high, circular stone setting with a careful border of laid limestone tiles. Many were decorated with the so-called grave ball , a round stone.

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