Kemi stonehenge

In Kemi, a Finnish city near the border with Sweden, a granite sculpture called the Kemi Stonehenge replicates Stonehenge at about half-scale. It was created by artist and poet Keijo Nevaranta, and was gifted to the city in 1998. Mimicking the orientation of the original Stonehenge, it marks significant celestial…

kemi stonehenge

In Kemi, a Finnish city near the border with Sweden, a granite sculpture called the Kemi Stonehenge replicates Stonehenge at about half-scale. It was created by artist and poet Keijo Nevaranta, and was gifted to the city in 1998. Mimicking the orientation of the original Stonehenge, it marks significant celestial events, including the summer and winter solstices and the northernmost and southernmost points of the moon, as stated by Nevaranta.

Designed to symbolize the transition from the spiritual traditions of mankind to the end of the second millennium and beyond, Kemi Stonehenge carries an eerie yet fitting sentiment, echoing the concept of the original Stonehenge. Notably, the stones are firmly anchored into the ground with concrete bases, providing assurance to the City of Kemi, which was granted a 2,000-year warranty upon the sculpture’s construction.

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