Rödsten (The Red Stone) is one of the most significant ancient monuments in Sweden. The fallos-style setting contains three stones painted with red, white and black. Rödsten dates probably from the 6th century and it has probably been erected to protect surrounding farms from the fire and depletion. The first record of Rödsten date from 1360. According the legend the stone have to be painted every year and this tradition continues today.

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Founded: 6th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Migration Period (Sweden)

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