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Stora rör

Round Cairn


This cairn is one of the largest bronze age (1800 - 500BCE) monuments
in Västergötland.
It has a low stone brim around the cairns edge. Large cairns of this type that have been investigated have often contained a cist built of stone slabs, for one burial. Bronze age cairns occur in the whole of Västergötland.
Grave goods from the same period has been found in a number of rather large, low stone settings. Numerous loose finds also show that there have probably been many more graves, now destroyed.

Info sign on the site in Swedish and English.

A grave field with 2 standing stones is found 100 metres NNE
of the cairn (you'll see the stones if you are at Stora rör)

The cairn can be seen in GE.

How to get there:
At highway E20 at the city of Mariestad,
turn southeastwards onto road 201.
Turn right in the roundabout that you arrive to after
13.5 kilometres.
Drive 4 kilometres to Tidan town and look out for a blue sign "Horn 10" to the right. Turn and follow the road to the village of Horn (9.2 kilometres), then turn right at the blue sign "Tidavad 8".
After 2.2 kilometres you see the cairn on your right.
Posted by L-M K
16th September 2009ce
Edited 16th September 2009ce

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