A different Denmark – Having a look at Mårhøj

The last day of our trip to Denmark had arrived. Ingrid and I decided to drive around a bit and see what else we could discover. Our first find was the passage grave of Mårhøj.

This is Denmark’s biggest single-chamber burial mound. It dates from the 4th – 3rd century BC and is built on a hill. A farmer discovered it in the 19th century, but all he found inside was a skeleton and some more bones. Probably the grave had been plundered. The single chamber is about 10 meters long.

The burial mound is easy to find – there are road signs towards it once you leave Kerteminde. You have to cross a field in order to reach it, so wear appropriate shoes! Entrance is free and you can visit it whenever you want to.

4 Comments

  • transplantedtatar March 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    It’s a pity the chamber’s riches are gone, but still an impressive place

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    • Ingrid D. March 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      It is impressive indeed! I had already seen burial mounds from a distance, but had never been so close to them!

      Reply
  • ruthincolorado March 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I would stop to visit that. Fascinating!

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    • Ingrid D. March 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      And there are many of them in Denmark 🙂

      Reply

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