Langdysser in Varnæs Tykke

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Langdysse in Varnæs Tykke

The two Langdysser in Varnæs Tykke (also called Warnitz Tykskov or Varnæs Tykskov; a forest) are north of the village of Varnæs, east of Aabenraa in Denmark and are Langdysser . they date from the Neolithic Age around 3500 to 2800 BC. And are megalithic systems of the funnel beaker culture (TBK). Neolithic monuments are an expression of the culture and ideology of Neolithic societies. Their origin and function are considered to be the hallmarks of social development.


In the middle of the small forest there is a 48 m long barren bed also known as "Kæmpestenen" Erioll world.svg.

Around the approximately 48.0 meters long east-west-oriented, slightly trapezoidal long hill, 93 curb stones (almost completely but not in situ ) have been preserved. In the middle is the slightly inclined, free-standing chamber, a polygonal pole , which consists of four preserved supporting stones and a heavy capstone.

In the north of the forest there is a less well-preserved, approximately 24.0 m long long bed. Erioll world.svgThe block box there lies diagonally in the giant bed.

The dolmens were placed under protection in 1920.

See also


  • Karsten Kjer Michaelsen: Politikens bog om Danmarks oldtid (= Politikens håndbøger. ). Politiken, Copenhagen 2002, ISBN 87-567-6458-8 , p. 144.

Individual evidence

  1. Langdysser is the common denomination in Denmark for dolmens that lie in a rectangular barren bed, in contrast to this, round dolmen or round dysser are those dolmens that are located in a round hill
  2. ^ Johannes Müller : Neolithic Monuments and Neolithic Societies. In: Hans-Jürgen Beier , Erich Claßen, Thomas Doppler, Britta Ramminger (eds.): Varia neolithica VI. Neolithic Monuments and Neolithic Societies. Contributions from the meeting of the Neolithic Working Group during the annual meeting of the North-West German Association for Ancient Research in Schleswig, 9. – 10. October 2007 (= contributions to the prehistory and early history of Central Europe. Vol. 56). Beier & Beran, Langenweißbach 2009, ISBN 978-3-941171-28-2 , pp. 7-16, here p. 15.

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