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These tumuluses are scattered all over Denmark. They date from the Nordic Bronze Age which was from approx. 1700 b.c.to 500 b.c. Most of them were emptied by grave robbers long ago, but at least the mounds in the landscape have been left by the farmers who have ploughed around them for many centuries. For the past several centuries they have of course been protected by law, and in the flat land of Denmark these artificial "hills" often represent interesting view-points. Although they are often in the middle of a farmer's field, every citizen has a right to access them. Some of them you can enter by crawling through a narrow passage and thereby experience the inside of a prehistoric burial chamber - but bring your own lighter and candle. It's dark inside.
The white specks are seagulls that feast off a freshly plowed field.
This one I have cropped, resized and sharpened for the web.

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  • Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 123 N: 863] (2832)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-08-14
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Casio EX-Z4
  • Exposure: f/7.7, 1/250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2004-09-12 11:11
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