A stop at a Bronze Age burial site
25.06.2016 - 25.06.2016 24 °C
This morning we left Rauma. We had a restful night in spite of the festival. Our fellow hotel guests were very quiet when they returned from their music festival.
We drove to the Sammallahdenmaki World Heritage Site. Archaeologists feel this area of about 36 hectares was inhabited from 1500 - 500 BC. There are about 30 burial sites. The findings show that bodies were cremated and then placed in pottery and covered in rocks. Some of the burial mounds did not produce human remains while others did. The archaeologists had the remains tested which gave the time frame that this area was occupied.
We felt that some of the caches had been opened and then closed again to give today's visitors the impression of what these sites might have looked like.
We had a nice walk in the woods wandering from one site to another. We did not visit all the sites.
We took a picture of what typical Finnish forest looks like.
Reta liked the puffy yet lacey moss that we found as we wandered through the woods.
Today we traveled through forest with rocks and lakes and then into an area similar to "parkland" Saskatchewan where agriculture is practised.
We found our apartment in the city of Espoo which is a suburb of Helsinki.