Dolmen at Øm in Roskilde, Denmark

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This dolmen is still completely covered by a grassy mound. It consists of a chamber 7 metres long, built from 15 uprights supporting 4 capstones. The hunebed is open all year and visitors are advised to take a torch.

Location:

From Roskilde follow the road (No. 14) towards Ringsted. The exit to Øm is on the right after four kilometres. After a further 1.5 kilometres on this road a bend to the left leads you onto an unpaved track. There is a signpost here to the dolmen which can be reached on foot after a few hundred metres.

Location:

From Roskilde follow the road (No. 14) towards Ringsted. The exit to Øm is on the right after four kilometres. After a further 1.5 kilometres on this road a bend to the left leads you onto an unpaved track. There is a signpost here to the dolmen which can be reached on foot after a few hundred metres.

The grave was built by people of the Funnel Beaker Culture, the same people who built the Dutch hunebeds. Archaeological excavations were carried out here in 1832 when finds included flint artefacts, amber beads and pottery. Objects dating from the Bronze Age were also found.

There is a film about this dolmen in English on Youtube:

Location:

From Roskilde follow the road (No. 14) towards Ringsted. The exit to Øm is on the right after four kilometres. After a further 1.5 kilometres on this road a bend to the left leads you onto an unpaved track. There is a signpost here to the dolmen which can be reached on foot after a few hundred metres.

The grave was built by people of the Funnel Beaker Culture, the same people who built the Dutch hunebeds. Archaeological excavations were carried out here in 1832 when finds included flint artefacts, amber beads and pottery. Objects dating from the Bronze Age were also found.

There is a film about this dolmen in English on Youtube:

Text                 Harrie Wolters

Translation     Alun Harvey

Photos            Kees Hoogakker

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