Kong Asgers Høj, passage grave on Mon Island in Denmark

Kong Asgers Høj

Kong Asgers Høj (King Asger’s Mound) is a large passage grave on the island of Mon in Denmark. It was built by people of the Funnel Beaker culture, who also built the hunebeds in the Netherlands. The grave consists of one large chamber measuring 10 metres by 2 metres with a passage 7.5 metres long. That makes it one of the largest passage graves in Denmark.

The tomb was first studied in 1839 when the Dane Gustav Hage visited it in search of treasure but found it empty. The chamber had probably been plundered in the far distant past. Today the grave itself is virtually unspoiled and still in good condition. The interior can be viewed by entering through the passage.

Locatie Kong Asgers Høj on the island of Mon in Denmark

Kong Asgers Høj
Entrance passage grave
By Erwin Christensen – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21147670

Text                 Harrie Wolters

Translation     Alun Harvey


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