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This is one of the largest dolmens in Denmark and can be found southwest of Roskilde on the island of Seeland. It dates from the time of the Funnel Beaker Culture, roughly 3,400 BC. It is one of the best preserved dolmens in the whole of Denmark and is easily accessible with a car park nearby. Take a torch if you want to go inside.

The burial mound was restored in 1800. Inside is a large chamber which is high enough to stand upright. The chamber is 7 metres long by 1.8 metres wide and consists of 15 uprights and 4 large capstones. The entrance is 6 metres long.

Excavations in 1833 revealed polished axes, pottery and amber beads. Bronze Age objects were also found, including a dagger, a bronze awl and a skeleton.

Text                 Harrie Wolters

Translation     Alun Harvey


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