Swords in Rock monument, Stavanger, Norway
Three enormous bronze swords stand monument to the Battle of Hafrsfjord in the year 872, when Harald Hårfagre (Fairheaded Harald) united Norway into one kingdom. The monument was designed by local artist Fritz Røed and unveiled by Norway's King Olav in 1983.
The swords, which are about 10 meters tall, stand for peace and unification. One sword is larger than the others. This was Fairheded Harald's sword. The crowns on the top of the swords represent the three districts that participated in the battle. The swords are planted in solid rock - representing peace. The monument is called Sverd i Fjell (Swords in Rock).