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<b>Gillhög</b>Posted by L-M KImage © L-M K
Latitude:55° 45' 45.17" N
Longitude:   12° 56' 47.18" E

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Gillhög is one of Skåne's best preserved passage grave.
The barrow is about 25 metres in diametre and 2.5 metres high
The passage is 5,5 metres long and 0.5 -1.2 wide.
It was examined in 1932 under supervision of Mr. O Rydbäck.
They found some skeletons, 1 knife made of flintstone, pearls made of amber,
some crashed pottery and miscanellous tools made of flintstone.

Due to risk of collapsing, Gillhög was restored during 1986
by a team of Danish archaeologists

This site can also be found in Julian Cope's book 'The Megalithic European'
under the name Hofterup, but he also mentions Gillhög in the text.

The compass-reading of the passage is about 121 degrees.

there is an information board on the site with Swedish, English and German info.

How to get there:
The site is situated between the cities Malmö and Landskrona.
Take the highway E6 and turn of the road at the north exit to the town of Löddeköpinge (if you arrive from Landskrona, you will see the shopping centre 'Center syd' on the east side of the road immediately before the exit.
Turn westwards toward Barsebäck, drive about 2.4 kilometres. When you are driving upwards a hill, look for a attraction sight sign that points to the left.
Turn left onto the gravel road and drive about 200 metres. turn right and you are at the spot.
Posted by L-M K
12th August 2009ce
Edited 2nd October 2009ce