Drekkingarhylur (Drowning Pool) - Iceland

by Keith Flamã©E December. 29, 2013 7123 views

Drekkingarhylur (“The drowning pool”), a deep pool in the river near the bridge in Almannagjá, formerly a place of execution. Up to the early 18th century, women found guilty of crimes such as adultery, incest and murdering infants were tied in sacks and drowned there.

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