Monday, June 8, 2009

Megalithic Denmark


The Klekkendehoj tumulus; the trail through the wheat fields takes you to a double-aisled structure

Inside the Kong Asgers Hoj tumulus

Me emerging from the Kong

The Kong tumulus

The Gronsalen long barrow

On Mon we visited three sites, two tumuli with passage graves and one long barrow. All are about 4,000 years old. These sites are pretty much out in fields by themselves, with markers, but otherwise open and unbothered. I crawled inside the Kong site, which had a large inner chamber. Never done that before, without a guide, etc. A bit of a thrill, actually. The first tumulus had an interesting double aisle structure. Both were very low. The barrow was similar to the West Kennet Long Barrow in Salisbury.

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