On an early November morning I saw clear skies ahead and drove off for a fine day in Västra Götaland, to visit a megalithic site, and as it happen also some of the beautiful sites along the way.
This year has been really active so it’s time to gear down and take it slower and create good vibes at home ahead of the birth of our second child. Next year will be full of adventures if all goes well.
There are almost 60 000 tombstones (monoliths) like these in Bosnia & Herzegovina, called stećci. These ones in Radimlja are easy to visit, being just 3 km near Stolac. Otherwise many of them are located on high altitudes and in forests.
A good time to visit the site of Daorson is in the spring and autumn, because the heat and the vegetation can limit your movement and put you at risk for snakes. The ancient megalithic ruins are located on top of the high hill in Ošanić where it is believed that settlements have existed ever since 1600-1500 BCE.
There are more megalithic sites in Europe than people are aware of, beside some of the famous ones like Stonehenge and Carnac, from Turkey’s Göbekli Tepe (okey, technically it’s in Asia, but some of the first European settlements were there in ancient times) and all the way from Bosnian megaliths up to the Swedish sites in the north.
Here’s a translation from the last chapter, Conclusion, in the book Boumili by Radmilo Petrović. It sums up what is known and unknown regarding the Gnostic Bogomils of medieval Bosnia.
Have a look at the Swedish megaliths in Li, Fjärås Bräcka. It is located about a 30 minutes drive from Göteborg.
There are so many megalithic constructions around the world that indicate some kind of an advanced ancient knowledge, in shaping, placing and constructing. It is seen in ancient Egypt at Giza, in Latin America at places like Puma Punku,
If our society is to be victim of a major global nature catastrophe, or that time shows that we globally just cannot sustain the modern way of life – a future without the present day technology will be a reality.
It is remarkable how a small man managed to raise tons of coral stone from under the ground and construct a castle, a living and an enormous piece of art. I’m fascinated by the story of Ed.