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Fortidsminder i Århus AMT

Great site for northern Jutland - info on many fairly obscure sites as well as better known ones. As it happens, I know it's not exhaustive, but it's pretty good! In Danish but has useful maps etc.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce
Edited 12th June 2017ce

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Troldkirken (Langdysse) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Troldkirken</b>Posted by costaexpress<b>Troldkirken</b>Posted by costaexpress<b>Troldkirken</b>Posted by costaexpress Posted by costaexpress
13th June 2017ce

Lindholm Høje (Megalithic Cemetery) — Images

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16th January 2016ce

Troldkirken (Langdysse) — Fieldnotes

Troldkirken (Church of trolls // Troll`s church) is a truly magnificent long dolmen (Danish: Langdysse) in North Jutland. It is one of Jutland`s most famous megalithic monuments.
The tomb was built on a hilltop ca. 15 km west Ålborg 1km NE of Sønderholm. From the site you have a splendid view over Limfjorden and parts of Himmerland.
The barrow is approximately 50m long and 7m wide. Despite some erosion barrow's height is still appr. 1m. Orientation is NE-SW. The barrow is surrounded by 47 kerbstones (according to literature....I did not count them). Some of them are still in situ, others were moved out of place when the earthwork eroded in the course of the time. The one at the northeastern end of the barrow is the largest at a visible height of appr. 2,5m.
The chamber is situated some meters northeast of barrow`s centre. It is a large hexagonal dolmen chamber with short passage (Typ IV) covered by an enormous capstone.

Access is easy, it is only a short walk uphill. The site itself is a landmark and cannot be missed. It is marked on most maps and signposted.

Ebbesen, Klaus, Danske dysser – Danish Dolmens, Attika, København 2007, p.199, Pl. 177B
Martin_L Posted by Martin_L
20th March 2008ce

Gundestrup (Jættestue) — Fieldnotes

Gundestrupgård - Søndre Jættestue

Passage Grave in North Jutland (Nordjylland)

The ground plan of this tomb is extremly rare in Denmark. I am not sure if there really is a another one of this type.

A 4m long passage leads into a polygonal chamber, covered by a large capstone. Between two chamber uprights is a small gap, that connects the main chamber with a polygonal sidechamber. The sidechamber has approximately half the size of the main-chamber and is also covered by a single capstone.

The tomb is situated in a damaged barrow. Clear height of both chambers is reduced a bit as they are filled with earth to a certain extent. Therefore access of the sidechamber was not possible.

There are a large (bronze age) barrow and a magnificent, but overgrown and damaged double passage grave with two side-chambers (Gundestrup Northern passage grave) nearby [Date of visit: April 1990]

Sogn Beskrivelse No. Skræm (Skraem) SB-27
Skræm sogn, Øster Han herred, Hjørring amt
Martin_L Posted by Martin_L
20th March 2008ce

Tømmerby Vikingeravplads (Megalithic Cemetery) — Images

<b>Tømmerby Vikingeravplads</b>Posted by Moth Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce

Tømmerby Vikingeravplads (Megalithic Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

Access: Carpark right next to road. The graves are immediately next to the carpark. Walk of 100 hundred metres or so across heathland.

In far north of Jutland on road between Tømmerby and the 29/11 between Thisted and Fjerritslev.

From the east, soon after a section of the 29/11 follows the edge of the Limfjorden fjord, there is a right towards Tømmerby at Øslos. I took this but it was more complicated than it looks! So I'd recommend keeping on the main road until Vesløs and turning right (north) there - I cam back that way and it was far simpler.

This is actually the road that the cemetery is on. Follow it north for about 3km and keep an eye out on the right (east) for the the stones of the cemetery and its little carpark.

Visited 6 April 2006
Hmm. Lindholm Høje it ain't! It's far less extensive and far harder to work out what's going on.

I wasn't able to explore terribly well due to weather, time-constraints and, frankly, fatigue. This was the last site on a very long and very wet day with a lot of mileage, so I feel my visit probably didn't do it justice!

It didn't help that commendably, the info board is a fair bit away from the graves - meaning I found it difficult to relate the plan of the site to what I could see on the ground.

This was important because, at least when I visited, the site was quite overgrown with scrub - which is as different as you can get from Lindholm Høje - more natural, but much harder to navigate.

It's also different from Lindholm Høje in that many of the memorials are single stones, as well as a lot of more distinctly Viking longboat settings and small barrows.

Definitely worth a visit though if you are in this part of Denmark or if you can't make it to Lindholm Høje.
Moth Posted by Moth
30th July 2007ce
Edited 3rd July 2007ce
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