Skelhøj is a burial mound from the early Bronze Age, built in about 1350 BC. Archaeologically it was excavated between 2002 and 2004.



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Founded: 1350 BC
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Denmark
Historical period: Bronze Age (Denmark)


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Troels Schwarz-Linnet (2 years ago)
jph66corvette (2 years ago)
Lovely place to stay overnight
Tiny Peak RC (2 years ago)
Super nice place, good facilities and dry firewood. Nice bath / canoe bridge
Kim Durlev (3 years ago)
Absolutely unique, beautiful views, easy bridge access.
Tine Nejrup (3 years ago)
Nice place. But hauling canoes is cumbersome
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