Poskaer Stenhus

Knebel, Denmark

Poskær Stenhus is Denmark's largest round barrow, dating from the age of Funnelbeaker culture (around 3300 BC). The best view of this monument is from the north approach by the road through the hills of Mols Bjerge. The burial chamber has a diameter of more than 2 metres and a ceiling height of almost 1.8 metres. The chamber is surrounded by 23 kerb stones, some of which are more than 2.5 metres high. In 1859, the owner, Ole Hansen, started blasting the barrow stones to sell them as building material. He needed the money for his family and couldn't turn a proper living from the land where the barrow was. The barrow was rescued by local officials.

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Founded: 3300 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Denmark
Historical period: Neolithic Age (Denmark)

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www.kulturarv.dk

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Mikkel Yde Kjær (2 years ago)
Imponerende konstruktion og rigtigt sjovt at kravle op på de mange sten.
Gerd Wittka (2 years ago)
Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis menschlicher Kulturgeschichte. Jede/r der/die in der Nähe ist, sollte sich dieses Monument anschauen. In der näheren Umgebung kann man auch noch einen kleinen netten Rundweg gehen (gelber Weg). Am Parkplatz gibt es auch eine einfache öffentliche Toilette.
Maryline Kemel (2 years ago)
Beautiful remains, to bad explanation in Danish is very elaborate, while the English explanation is rather brief
Jonas Mellquist (2 years ago)
Amazing to think about how these stones were found and placed here so long time ago. Amazing scenery around the 'Stone house'
Marcel Ries (3 years ago)
Interesting place, a little more background information would be nice.
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