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Luttra - Megalit

A cache by Asp Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/09/2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:



[Swedish]

I Falköping finns större delen av de gånggrifter som finns i Sverige. Totalt finns ca 375 st. och av dessa finns 260 st på Falbygden, dvs. i och runt Falköping.  Megalit betyder "stor sten" och är byggmaterialet i dessa gånggrifter som byggdes 3000 – 3500 år f.kr. Detta är under samma tidsperiod som Egyptens pyramider byggdes.

Detta är den mest kända gånggriften på Falbygden.

  [English]

This cache is about "passage graves", built in the Stone Age about 5,000 years ago. It belongs to a tradition of megalithic ("big stone") graves along the Atlantic coast of Europe. Sweden has 375 passage graves altogether, including 260 at Falbygden, the district round about the cache. Building a megalithic grave called for co-operation and organisation, which suggests that a well-organised society existed here at the same time as the pyramids of Egypt were being constructed.
This is the most well-known passage grave in the area


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