Monday, October 22, 2007

Bække Church/ Bække Kirke and Klebæk Høje, Hærvejen

South West Jutland in Ribe District

In 1807 a runestone was found in the dike by Bække Church. It dates from 925 and is placed upon a small hill in front of the church. The inscription says that "Tue Ravnsunge and Funden and Gnyble , they made Thyres Hill ". (Thyras Høj).

Klebæk Høje at Hærvejen

The runestone from the 900s is placed in the stem of the stone ship. The text says that 'Revne and Tobbe made these 'kumler' after their mother Vibrog'.

Klebæk Høje are also named "The Bække Monument". They consist of two grave hills from Bronze Age (ab. 3000 years ag9) and a 45 m long stone ship from Viking Age with a rune stone in the stem of the ship. From the beginning were about 60 big stones, but they were removed during the centuries for building purposes. Some small stones have been placed in order to mark the ship .Across a part of the area some wheel tracks from Hærvejen are visible. Hærvejen/The Ochsenroad was established later than the stone ship.

photo 20 october 2007: grethe bachmann

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