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Tjæreby

Tjæreby passage grave in Brandsbjerg was built in the Peasant Stone Age 5,000 years ago. It was a communal grave for some of the first peasants near Korsør. The passage grave is especially interesting because the entrance to the burial chamber faces north. Usually they face east or south. Only two other Danish passage graves have entrances facing north. Both are made of large stones with three passage graves in the same burial mound. In the spring of 2004, the National Museum of Denmark restored the passage grave at Brandsbjerg, where someone had carried out an illegal excavation inside the burial chamber. Due to the damage, it was impossible to tell whether more passage graves had once been present at Brandsbjerg.

Great Belt Bridge reveals history

  • Story written by: Lars Bjarke Christensen
  • Time / Periode -3400 -3000

The area around Korsør Nor is full of history, and the top of Brandsbjerg hill affords a wonderful view of the landscape. As early as the Hunter Stone Age, hunters sailed about in Korsør Nor in pursuit of food, and when Korsør Harbour was dug out in the 1940s, one of the buried hunters was discovered. The Peasant Stone Age has left its mark on the landscape with numerous burial mounds alongside traces of later time periods. Tårnborg Church has a Medieval embankment, and to the west stands a more contemporary hallmark – the Great Belt Bridge. The excavation work required for building the bridge helped reveal the area's special history.

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