Landscape of Rocks and Giants

Landscape and heritage are found in combination at the World Heritage site of Sammallahdenmaki, Finland.  Here are found over thirty cairns dating to the Bronze Age, which had been constructed along the ridges of rock on what was once an Island. They are now set within woodland, rich in lichens and legends.

One cairn is said to be the result of a competition between people and giants…! The cairns comprise both rounded and angular stone. The rolled stones probably came from the beaches below, the angular stone may have been split by people from the living rock. Destruction and creativity ?


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