The rock carvings in Slagsta are the largest in Stockholm County. Rock carvings from the Bronze Age consists of 17 ships, three animal figures, a sole, 2-3 indeterminate figures, around 170 cup marks and a human figure. The human figure is characteristically designed legs with strong calves. During the same is a shallow carved ship depicted. The total machined surface is 4.8 x 3.3 meters.
Slagsta inscription discovered September 13, 1971 by chance when it landed in the middle of the road construction for Botkyrka Trail. The appliance was then completely overgrown and unknown. Next to the road construction was going on archaeological investigations and one of the archaeologist, Rudolf Hansson, was curious on the hob. When he lifted out a piece of moss was a ship picture emerges. Road authorities changed at the last minute stretch of road and hob was left. The hob is dated to 1800-500 years f.kr, but probably it performed during the late Bronze Age. What this place meant to the Bronze Age people are not fully understood. Likely would place a ritual-magical meaning where people were directed against a higher power.
Petroglyphs located along Hallunda cultural trail, opposite Slagsta motel. By car you drive Botkyrka trail until Slagsta Road.References:
Stavanger Cathedral is Norway's oldest cathedral. Bishop Reinald, who may have come from Winchester, is said to have started construction of the Cathedral around 1100. It was finished around 1150, and the city of Stavanger counts 1125 as its year of foundation. The Cathedral was consecrated to Swithin as its patron saint. Saint Swithun was an early Bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. Stavanger was ravaged by fire in 1272, and the Cathedral suffered heavy damage. It was rebuilt under bishop Arne, and the Romanesque Cathedral was enlarged in the Gothic style.
In 1682, king Christian V decided to move Stavanger's episcopal seat to Kristiansand. However, on Stavanger's 800th anniversary in 1925, king Haakon VII instated Jacob Christian Petersen as Stavanger's first bishop in nearly 250 years.During a renovation in the 1860s, the Cathedral's exterior and interior was considerably altered. The stone walls were plastered, and the Cathedral lost much of its medieval looks. A major restoration led by Gerhard Fischer in 1939-1964 partly reversed those changes. The latest major restoration of the Cathedral was conducted in 1999. Andrew Lawrenceson Smith is famous for his works here.