The Stone Crosses
List of Sites
Cross placed upon heathen burial-cairn. Jæren in Rogaland
(Photo : Jon Arne Sæter)
A common trait is that the crosses are raised at old grave places. This tells us that they were made prior to the establishment of the Christian church (not organised or established yet). For us today, the crosses are strongly visible in the landscape, still a proof of the new belief and the new ideology that arrived in the end of the first millennium.
Sketch of the stone-cross prior to 1854 (After Magnus, 1975)
- Magnus, Bente. 1975. Krosshaugfunnet. Et forsøk på kronologisk og stilhistorisk plassering i 5. årh.
- Rindal, M & G. Steinsland. 2001. Heilage Stader i Norge.
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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