Borum Eshøj is one of the largest Bronze Age mound sites in Denmark. Three graves were found from there dating back to about 1350 BC. The bodies lay in their coffins of hollowed out oak tree trunks in graves that are among the most important prehistoric finds. The oak coffin graves were excavated in the 1870s and are now on show at the National Museum of Denmark. The areas once had more than 40 barrows but most have now gone. The remains of Borum Eshøj are still visible, and recently Moesgård Museum excavated and reconstructed three more of the barrows. A copy of a Bronze Age house has also been built.

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Eshøjvej 90, Sabro, Denmark
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Founded: 1350 BC
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Denmark
Historical period: Bronze Age (Denmark)

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