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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Michael Bendixen (5 months ago)
A view back in time. Stone age grave monument. Worth a visit as location is beautiful.
Sven Garbade (2 years ago)
Very nice place
Stefano Sella (2 years ago)
Very special place full of energy!
Adi Kurniawan (2 years ago)
An ancient monument in a beautiful surrounding. Read about how this stone formation was saved from an attempt to destroy it to use the stones for building purposes. Worth a quick visit if you are in the area. The place is not difficult to reach. There is a car park and a toilet by the car park. The only downside is that there doesn't seem to be a rubbish bin in the area.
Mikkel Yde Kjær (3 years ago)
Imponerende konstruktion og rigtigt sjovt at kravle op på de mange sten.
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