Gillhög, one of the preserved passage graves in southern Sweden
Located in Barsebäck, Skåne, you find one of southern Sweden’s best preserved passage graves called Gillhög. Gillhög is thought to have been built in the middle of the Neolithic period when the Funnelbeaker culture (Trattbägarkulturen) was dominant in the area. It is still widely seen from far away and it has been a land sign for sea farmers for thousands of years.
Gillhög has a diameter of 25 meters and a hight of 2,5 meters. The passage is 5 meters long and through it you enter the inner chamber that measures 5,7 x 2,3 meters. The chamber is rounded rectangular in shape and made up of 12 high wall stones on which three large roof blocks rest. The largest roof block, which is the middle one, weighs about 15 tons.
Located in Skåne and in close location to Gillhög you also find more megaliths such as Hofterupsdösen (Hofterups dolme) and the passage grave Ljunghög.