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Luttra - Megalit

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Hidden : 05/09/2005
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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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 Detta är under samma tidsperiod som Egyptens pyramider byggdes.

Detta är den mest kända gånggriften på Falbygden.


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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