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+ Location on a map / Sijainti kartalla

A long cliff quite near the massive ritual site of Sammallahdenmäki houses five bronze-age barrows in the range of quarter a kilometer. The largest is about two meters high and ten long. The middlemost contains a well-preserved slabstone coffin which yet faces the open sky, telling that the grave has been plundered ages back. One of the monuments forms a ring around a center stone, a so-called eyestone. It is however difficult to tell whether this has been its exact original shape, as there are clear signs of scattering and collapsing.


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ylinen1_tb (6K) ylinen4_tb (6K)

ylinen3_tb (6K) ylinen2_tb (6K)

ylinen5_tb (7K) ylinen6_tb (5K)

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ylinen8_tb (6K) ylinen9_tb (5K) ylinen10_tb (5K)

ylinen11_tb (5K) ylinen12_tb (7K)