Langeland has over 250 protected prehistoric monuments

Prehistoric Monuments

Langeland has over 250 protected prehistoric monuments

Prehistoric Monuments

When driving, cycling or walking around on Langeland, you cannot help but notice them, the ancient monuments! They appear at the side of the road or quietly draw attention to themselves by the sightseeing sign, the Andrew Cross. Go right up to the site and give yourself time to think or tell your inquisitive children what this is all about. You are standing in the ruin of a prehistoric burial ground – a sacred place where Stone Age people buried their dead. Langeland was also inhabited and cultivated 5000 years ago. Those people thought about death and imagined that the dead were to undertake a journey. The dead should be protected and honoured in the stone mounds and were given gifts to take with them on their journey to the world beyond. 

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