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Glumslövs backar

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Complex site consisting of 2 damaged passage graves and 20 barrows.
8 of the barrows are well preserved and can be seen in GE.
The barrows are from the early bronze age (2000-2800BCE)
One of the biggest barrow is called 'Viktors hög' (Viktor's barrow)
and some of the others is called 'Björne högar', but none of these names
are known to historians, so the barrows are probably named by later inhabitants
of the close-by villages.
One of the barrows, which in later times were used as an execution place,
are called 'Galgbacken' (Gallows hill).

Also the passage graves can be seen (the 2 small barrows closest to the highway)
Several stones has been blasted away, and the capstones are gone.
They have been examined 1842 by professor Sven Nilsson, 1921 by O frödin and crown prince Gustav Adolf. The findings were crashed pottery ,miscanellous flint stone items,
stone axes and amber pearls.

They were built around 3600-3200BCE, by the funnel-beaker culture, who was
Sweden's and Denmark's first farmers.

Sorry for the bad pictures, I (or you?) will try to take some more pictures
in the winter, when the grass is down, and the stones more visible.

Info board on site in Swedish, English and German.

How to get there:
The site lies between the cities Landskrona and Helsingborg.
it's easiest if you arrive from the south (suggestion: Visit the site Gillhög first)
Drive on the highway E6. When you have travelled 8 kilometres from Landskrona,
you will drive up on to a big hill. On the top of the hill, there is
a gas station and Burger King, turn at this exit and park the car.
The site is immediately south of the gas station.
Posted by L-M K
13th August 2009ce

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