The Tombs and The Sunken Roads

There is a network of ancient roads on Zealand from Lejre via Roskilde and Furesø Municipality up to Elsinore. It is along these sunken roads that one might find 5,000 year old dolmens from the Neolithic.
Here is a rarity: One of the few known well preserved and exposed dolmens is with all four tombs. A total area of the elongated measuring 25x8x1 meters. There are a total of 30 border stones. All four chambers are quite large – between 1.6 and 2.10 meters long.

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Dronningedyssen
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Dronningedyssen
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Ved Dronningedyssen

 

Jeg har før skrevet om Bondestenalderens hulveje fra Lejre gennem Roskilde og videre op mod Helsingør og Nordkysten. I kan se mit indlæg her fra Det Største Forsvarstårn i Nordeuropa

“Firkammerdyssen eller Dronningedyssen med reference til Kongedyssen også kaldet Dæmpegårdsdyssen.
Et stykke længere oppe ad oldtidsvejen ved Avlskarlevold ligger øst for stien en imponerende langdysse med velbevarede randsten. Dyssen har fire kamre, det nordligste og ældste kammer ligger på langs med dyssen, de andre tre på tværs. Det største kammer, som er restaureret, har en stor dæksten, som er flækket, og en lille gang. Et af kamrene er blevet fyldt op med jord, og det sydligste kammer mangler sin dæksten, men har velbevarede bæresten og spor efter en indgang.” ¹. Oldtidsstier.dk

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Seværdigheder i Tokkekøb Hegn

Oldtidsstier i Tokkekøb Hegn

12 thoughts on “The Tombs and The Sunken Roads

    1. Hi James. It was a fantastic experience. We walked in a part of the forest which we are not familiar with. Though it was easy to find our way around we were pleasantly surprised how much variety there were with lakes, hills and the many tombs. I love that kind of walks 🙂
      All the best,
      Hanna

  1. How fascinating to walk in an area with tombs so old! What an interesting walk – beautiful scenery and ancient history. 🙂

    1. Some years ago I lived 50 km south from where I live now. I often went to the library and came across some journals describing ancient roads in the area in detail.
      For a full year I explored this path of network, but it seems to never take an end thank God 🙂
      Paths, old maps and history, geographical landmarks, it is an adventure ❤
      All the best and happy new week, Jane.
      Hanna

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