Jyndovnen Neolitic dolmen

Jyndovnen is a pretty long barrow from the Neolithic period in Godthaab, just north of Ginnerup. The cairn lies today in a cultivated landscape, but when it was completed more than 5,000 years ago, it lay only a few hundred meters north of a very narrow fjord, which cut about a mile into the hills from the north side of Kolindsund at Ginnerup. .

The name Jyndovn is an old common name of Jutland Peasants Stone Age large stone tombs, and found several places on old maps. The distinctive name is composed of Jynd as the Jutland dialect means giant or giant, and oven which actually meant a furnace. Jyndovnen So fighters’ (baking) oven, and the name has certainly deviates from the general superstitions, which were previously associated large stone tombs. Only fighting / giants could have handled such large stones. From this comes also the name of passage grave of the great caves where the giants lived and which today is the archaeological term for the largest type of the Stone Age large stone tombs. .

Mounds that surround long cairn is a long oval, east – west oriented form (17 x 10 m) and the cairn is a long lull. There is only one tomb in the cairn, but the long barrows contain many times 2 or up to 5 chambers, which can be constructed in several steps. Around the middle of the southern long-hand, a now partially passed along time until the stone built burial chamber. Near the chamber are still two of the old bear stone chamber from time, originally also was covered with a flat support or filler tiles, to create access through the completely sealing earthmound surrounding both the burial chamber and time. Capstones was probably also originally ground covered, but since on top of the stone seen several carved depressions – so-called bowl signs – which typically come from the Bronze Age, the capstones So already then have been visible. .
The grave chamber is of the so-called polygonal / polygonal type with 6 big bear stone. The opening to the chamber time is between two of the southern stone bear. The other bear its close standing stone and turn the flat side against the chamber.

(From Danske Fortidsminder)



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