Gålrum Burial Ground

Gålrum, Sweden

Gålrum is an ancient burial ground including 122 ancient monuments. There are 5 large stone cairns, 110 round stone settings and 8 ship settings. The site was in use for 1500 years and reflects the differing burial styles over that long period of time with the earliest dating back to the Bronze Age around 1500 BC.

The cairns vary in size from 10 metres to 25 metres in diameter and mostly have perimeter stones around their bases. The largest ship setting is 12 metres by 4.25 metres. Some of the site has been damaged by agriculture and a road passes through part of the site isolating 20 monuments on the eastern side of the road, including the enormous cairn known as Digerrojr.

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548, Gålrum, Sweden
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Founded: 1500 BC - 100 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Sweden
Historical period: Bronze Age (Sweden)

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