Ekornavallen is one of the richest prehistoric sites in Sweden. The earliest burials were made in the Neolithic period, 3000 BC. The 20 meters wide and two meters high burial mound is dated to Bronze Age (1800-500 BC). There are also lot of different kind of settings (like standing stones and stone circles) from the Iron Ages built between 0-500 AD.

The largest, and best known, of the Neolithic passage graves at Ekornavallen is one called the Girommen which according to early writers means the giant oven. It consists of sandstone slabs, but the mound which once covered the grave is entirely gone. Between the lower passage and the chamber proper lies a very large and thick slab, the "Key stone", resting on the passage stones. The grave was restored in the 1940s when a fragment of a chisel, some amber slivers and some ornate potsherds were found.

 

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Founded: 3000 BC - 500 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Neolithic Age (Sweden)

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Jim Peterson (12 months ago)
Very cool
Niklas Edblad (13 months ago)
4000 years of burials on the same field.
David Haskiya (13 months ago)
An in Sweden almost unique site with tombs from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Atmospheric and beautiful!
Kero VandenAkker (14 months ago)
culture of 3000 years before Christ
Samuli Rantanen (17 months ago)
Many different types of historical graves and burial sites on the same place. These are clearly visible and have informative signs. Good walking paths, free parking on the other side of the road.
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