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Steenodde - Esenhugh

Round Barrow(s)


taken from the on-site information board:

Burial mound Esenhugh and burial ground Steenodde

The burial mound Esenhugh is 4.70 m high and 26.50 m in diameter and one of the largest burial mounds of Amrum. His age is unknown, possibly it was already created in the Stone Age or the Bronze Age.
The burial ground of Steenodde consists of originally at least 88 burial mounds, which were excavated already in the last century. They date back to the Viking Age (10th-11th centuries) and are about 2,500 years younger than the Esenhugh. The dead were mostly burned and buried in urns.
Other burial mounds (from the Bronze Age 1500-1200 BC) are located in the area.
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th November 2019ce
Edited 10th November 2019ce

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