Greater Ancestors

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the Stone Age ruins of Kastelli, “The Giant’s Church”








 “Today we went on a field trip to the Kastelli “Giant’s Church.”  A “Giant’s Church” is a kind of prehistoric stone wall, unique to this part of Finland.  This one is in the shape of a rectangle, with one small gap in each of the four sides.  It is the size of a soccer field.

The Stone Age ruins of Kastelli in Pattijoki, Kastelli is the most representative example of a giant’s church, which are the largest Neolithic structures found in the Nordic countries.”




Stone Age Giant’s Church
of Kastelli, Pattijoki, Raahe