Kong Humbles Grav

Humble, Denmark

Kong Humbles Grav ("King Humble's Grave") is one of Langelands most well-known prehistoric dolmens. It is about 55m long and 9m wide. Around the sides of the long barrow there are set of 74-77 kerb stones. The archaeological excavation has revealed c. 4000 years old human bones in the grave. The grave name is misleading, because the King "Humble" is believed to lived in c. 300-400 AD.

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Humblevej 4, Humble, Denmark
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Founded: 2000 BC
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Denmark
Historical period: Neolithic Age (Denmark)

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Terkel Hansen (4 months ago)
Large tomb and amazing it is found so many years after. But sad that the path, the last piece, does not exist.
Thomas Kittlaus (10 months ago)
Very large stone age grave
Jettro Coenradie (2 years ago)
The walk to the grave was nice, the grave itself was actually a bit funny. Not really impressive, but still fun to take a look.
Darren Shattler (3 years ago)
Great little hike a across rolling fields of green grasslands. The founder stones are incredible around the burial mound.
Docshatt (3 years ago)
Great little hike a across rolling fields of green grasslands. The founder stones are incredible around the burial mound.
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