The Drowning Pool

The Drowning Pool

Þingvellir was a place where laws were made, but also a place of trials and ultimately of executions. While men were beheaded, hanged or staked, women were drowned. In the drowning pool called Drekkingarhylur at least 18 women died during the 17th and 18th century, as far as I understood mostly for being pregnant out of wedlock.

June 2017, Drekkingarhylur, Þingvellir


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