Giant’s Kettles in Helsinki

The two oldest Giant’s Kettles in Finland lie in the district of Pihlajamäki in Helsinki. They are older than the last ice age, perhaps even older than 100.000 years and therefore unique in the whole Scandinavia. The diameter of the largest, called Aarnipata, is 6,9 meters and its depth is 8,45 meters. The diameter of the second one, called Rauninmalja, is 1,6 meters and its depth 3,2 meters. They were found in consecutive years 1993 and 1994 by an architect who was designing the district at the time. They were found just before the area was meant to be blown away to make a road. They were preserved in 1995. Their names were given in 2008.

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