Boyes Høj

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Boyes Høj - view through the passage to the chamber

The Boyes Høj (also called Vittingshøj Store) is a passage grave ( Danish Jættestue ) in an approximately 2.0 m high round hill of about 27.0 meters in diameter, east of Frejlev on the Danish island of Lolland .

The chamber

The monument from prehistoric times is part of the funnel cup culture (TBK). It originated between 3500 and 2800 BC. The passage grave is a type of Neolithic megalithic system , which consists of a chamber and a structurally separated, lateral passage. This form is primarily found in Denmark, Germany and Scandinavia, as well as occasionally in France and the Netherlands.


The approximately 5.4 m long trapezoidal chamber made of 14 bearing stones is oriented south-west-north-east. Its width is about 2.1 m in the west and 1.7 m in the east. A capstone of the chamber is in situ . The bearing stones in the chamber and passage are split stones. Dry masonry is only between the bearing stones of the chamber. The corridor in the southwest with 4 pairs of bearing stones is 4.2 m long and separated from the chamber by a threshold stone .

The Store and Lille Guldhøj and the megalithic complexes in Frejlev Skov are nearby .

See also


  • Karsten Kjer Michaelsen: Politikens bog om Danmarks oldtid (= Politikens håndbøger. ) Politiken, Copenhagen 2002, ISBN 87-567-6458-8 .

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Coordinates: 54 ° 42 '12.9 "  N , 11 ° 48' 4.6"  E