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Klövagårdens gånggrift

Passage Grave


This passage grave lies on a mound, which is about 23 x 22 metres and 2.7 metres high.
The chamber is a rectangle, 6 x 2.5 metres, and the passage is 7 metres long.
The grave was examined in 1872 by Montelius and Retxius and a arrowhead and scrapes of flintstone, amber pearls, fragments of pottery and the skeletons from about 80 people and bones from pig, cow, fox and marten.

this passage grave, together with Ragnvalds grav, Logårds kulle and Haragårdens gånggrift is north of the road, while the farms is on the south. It has been accepted that this configuration has been the sami since the stone age, which makes the road Sweden's oldest that is still in use.

How to get there:
From the city of Falköping, take road 47 southeast for 4.3 kilometres, then turn left at the blue sign "Karleby".
Drive for 1.5 kilometres and there is a parking spot on your left.
Walk westwards towards Ragnvalds Grav, then follow the track south in the field to the site.
Posted by L-M K
22nd September 2009ce

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