SHIPS OF THE SUN - written on commission for Opplev Fredrikstad (2008). Editor: Ann-Jorid Pedersen.

Is it possible to decode the mysterious pictures that were carved in Østfold’s granite 3000 years ago? Who built the
fascinating circles of standing stones? Great advances have been made recently in our understanding of prehistoric Scandinavia, and these astonishing new discoveries are at the heart of my guide book to Bronze Age Østfold. 

Far from being isolated in the far north, Østfold was part of a great pan-European flowering of culture. From the Middle East to the Oslo Fjord people shared a common sun religion and similar rituals. Our chieftains travelled far and wide to                                find and share knowledge. And on the                             granite outcrops of our coast they carved                          their stories of the  Ships of the Sun.

Not only does this guidebook invite you on a round trip of Bronze Age Østfold, explaining 3000 year old mysteries along the way; it includes also a novella, maps, a glossary and other recommended attractions.