Hillhög portal tomb

The Hillhög portal tomb is located southeast of Börrby in the municipality of Simrishamn in Scania, Sweden.

Hillhög portal tomb

The Hillhög portal tomb, partially examined by Märta Strömberg in 1971, is situated within a mound with a remaining height of 0.4 m and a diameter of approximately 7.0 m, southeast of Börrby in the municipality of Simrishamn in Scania, Sweden.

The northwest-southeast-oriented chamber of the passage grave (Swedish: Ganggrift) measures 3.5 × 2.2 m. It contains 10 support stones, three each in the long sides and two each in the short sides. The stones have a visible height of 0.5 to 1.2 m, a width of 0.4 to 1.3 m, and a thickness of 0.4 to 1.0 m. Two capstones rest above the entrance to the chamber, measuring 1.3 × 2.0 to 2.2 m and approximately 0.8 m thick per stone. The southeastern passage is about 3.0 m long and 0.8 m wide. It has 4 to 5 lateral support stones (a pair is missing) with a visible height of 0.2 to 1.0 m. They are 0.4 to 1.0 m wide and 0.4 to 0.9 m thick. Probably a former pair of capstones, each about 1.0 m, is not in situ. In the south and southeast, some stones measuring 0.8 to 1.0 m lie, which may be remnants of an encircling edge of the mound.

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