Lugnarohögen

Laholm, Sweden

Lugnarohögen is a burial mound dating from the late Bronze Ages. The excavation made in 1926-1927 revealed a 8 meter long stone ship in the cairn. Archaeologists also found bones and three small bronze items made in 700-500 BC.

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Lugnarovägen 2, Laholm, Sweden
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Founded: 700-500 BC
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Sweden
Historical period: Bronze Age (Sweden)

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www.halland.se

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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Max Mütze (2 months ago)
Sehr interessant, wer daran vorbei kommt sollte dort anhalten und sich diese Sehenswürdigkeit ansehen. Dauer der Besichtigung ca. 15 bis 20 min.
Kenneth Johansson (11 months ago)
Great to be able to go down into a burial mound! Interesting lecture. Maybe could put a baja-maja there for the time being.
Matthias Tidlund (12 months ago)
A nice short stop worth a visit if you are passing by. It is a tunnel with one view point in the end and outside you can take a fika under roof while being outside.
John Richard Ward (13 months ago)
An excellent well preserved ancient site from the bronze age. The level of conservation and access to the burial is beyond a shadow of a doubt well planned and executed. A fun time was had by the entire family during our visit.
Magnus Lasses (2 years ago)
A small piece of Swedish history, worth a visit on a rainy day
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