Historical knowledge

The roads of the dead

As a rule the stone-packing graves are characteristically aligned in rows. Rows of up to 1700 metres, though interrupted at certain points, are known. The long rows of stone-packing graves were presumably placed along old trackways. This was suspected at Engedal, west of Viborg, where the archaeologists found Denmark’s oldest wheel tracks close to stone-packing graves.

 

 

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