Denmark's largest round barrow
Poskær Stenhus is Denmark's largest round barrow. The best view of this monument is from the north approach by the road through the hills of Mols Bjerge. The burial chamber has a diameter of more than 2 metres and a ceiling height of almost 1.8 metres. The…
Barrow saved from blasting
In 1859, when landowner Ole Hansen attempted to blast the stones in the barrow for building material, local people were outraged. At that time, granite was a valuable commodity, and well worth quarrying, even manually. A chain of important officials was mobilised to stop this destruction. First the local pastor contacted the chief administrative officer of Randers. Fortunately, he appreciated the significance of the round barrow, and persuaded several local officials to make a statement on the matter, and sent in the data to the Inspectorate for the Preservation of Antiquarian Monuments". A year later, the barrow was brought under a preservation order, in return for which Ole Hansen received 100 rix-dollars in compensation. Outside the burial chamber, a stone with gunpowder marks from the blasting testifies to the attempted destruction of this monument. "
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