The Boulder of Klekkendehøj Stenen

KLEKKENDEHØJ

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This big boulder of Klekkendehøj Stenen is found within a tomb near Askeby on western Møn. The tomb is believed to date from the Neolithic Age, ca. 4500 years old, and is one of the best preserved of more than 100 burial mounds on the island. It is situated a short distance from the road between Tostenæs and Røddinge. The tomb is a passage grave, which means that the central chamber within the mound is reached by a connecting passage. Klekkende Høj is unusual in that there are two entrance passages running approximately parallel to each other, facing east. Within the mound is a central space running approximately north-south, which is divided through the centre by two large stones. One passage enters each half of the tomb. The entrance passages are approximately 7 metres long and sufficiently large for a crouching man. The central chambers are each approximately 4.5 metres long and larger, but not large enough for a man to stand. The chambers and passages are constructed from large stones set on edge, which support capstones laid flat across their tops. The whole was then covered by an earth mound.
As this stone itself was no recognised by others, I too the liberty to name it myself.

Location: Klekkendevej 12, 4792 Askeby - and over the road, 210 metres over the field on a narrow path to the large burial mount.
GPS: 54.936201, 12.164227

Size: 1,2? metres high, 2 metres wide and 3,7 meters long.

Meaning of the name: Named after the tomb it is part of, which again is named after the nearby village.

Material: ?

Origin: ?

Legend: None for the stone by it self.