Vårkumla dolmens

The Vårkumla dolmens consist of the passage graves Vårkumla 1 and 2 (also known as Glaskulla or passage graves of Hallabacken).

Vårkumla dolmens

The Vårkumla dolmens consist of the passage graves Vårkumla 1 and 2 (also known as Glaskulla or passage graves of Hallabacken). The Vårkumla dolmens are situated between Glaskulla and Vårskäl in Vårkumla, Västra Götaland, Sweden. They are presumed to be the largest, yet unexcavated passage graves in Falbygden, a cultural landscape in Western Sweden. Both are located in the area formerly known as Hälletorp, east of Vårkumla Church, to the right of the road leading to Vartofta, and are signposted.

The two large stone graves of Vårkumla are part of a cluster of 270 out of a total of 400 known megalithic structures in Sweden dating back to around 3000 BCE, concentrated in this region. The stone graves and burial mounds suggest an early settlement of the area by the carriers of the Funnelbeaker Culture. The passage grave is a construction characteristic of Neolithic megalithic structures, consisting of a chamber and a structurally separated, lateral passage.

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