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Härsberget - Heights of Alingsås

A cache by 00:an & Fru Luels Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/3/2009
In Västra Götaland, Sweden
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Härsberget eller Häradsberget som man sa förr, är beläget en bit norr om centrala Alingsås, inte långt från E20.

Uppe på toppen på berget fanns det fram till 1898 ett av de största gravrösena man känner till i Sverige. Det sägs ha varit ca 80 meter i diameter och 12 meter högt. 1898 forslades stenarna bort för att ge plats åt ett vattentorn. Idag finns det inga spår av varken gravröse eller vattentorn…

På berget sägs det också att Alingsås hade sin avrättningsplats. Dessa platser låg väl synliga och vid större vägar så att så många som möjligt skulle se dem. Avrättningar var offentliga fram till 1877.

Cachen är en 0,4 l Lock ’n Lock.

Härsberget is situated a bit north of the central parts of Alingsås, not far from E20.

Until 1898 there was a large burial site on top of the hill. It was one of the largest sites from the Bronze Age ever heard of in Sweden, 80 m wide and 12 m high.
In 1898 all the stones were moved because they were going to build a water tower. Today there are no remains of either of the two.

On the hill, the town also had its execution site. These sites were often situated where you easily could see them and close to important roads. Executions were public until 1877.

The cache container is a 0.4 l Lock ‘n Lock.

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haqre fgra/fgbar

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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