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Swords in rock #pinkribbon

Swords in rock #pinkribbon

Sverd i fjell © Fritz Røed / BONO © Brian Tallman Photography

Swords in rock

Swords in rock

Fritz Røed: Sverd i fjell © Fritz Røed / BONO © Terje Rakke

Swords in rock

Swords in rock

Fritz Røed: Sverd i fjell © Fritz Røed / BONO © Eduardo Grund

Swords in rock

Sverd i Fjell og svaner

Sverd i fjell (Swords in Rock) is a monument located at the Hafrsfjord fjord, in Stavanger, in Norway. The monument was created by sculptor Fritz Røed from Bryne and was unveiled by king Olav V of Norway in 1983. The three swords stand 10 metres tall and are planted into the rock of a small hill. They commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord that took place there in the year 872, when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated petty kings. The monument also represents peace, since the swords are planted into solid rock, whence they may never be removed.

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