Gillhög (Passage Grave)

Gillhög is a passage grave dating back to the Neolithic just north of Malmö, Sweden and directly west of the small Swedish town of Barsebäck. The tomb is located beside a small house and is open to the public. The mound surrounding the tomb is visible from a distance as one approaches the site. The passage is about 6 metres in length and leads into a single burial chamber made from megalithic stones. The tomb is enterable and information signs are at the site. Two stone cists (stone coffins) were also found at the site and were placed near the edge of the mound.
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The passage grave seen from the small carpark.
Information board at the site.
The back of the mound covering the passage and chamber.
The entrance.
A close up of the entrance.
Infomation board at the site.
The light shining through the passage and onto two of the stones inside the chamber. The rest of the chamber is surrounded in darkness.
The stone tiles used to fill the gaps between the megalithic stones.
Looking at the stones on the western end of the chamber.
Outside view of the tomb.
Standing inside the chamber and looking down the passage.
One of the large capstones used for the roof of the chamber.
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