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|Description ||The Round Barrow 'Dronninghoi' in the village of Schuby has an impressive story. |
I have tried to translate the barrow's name, and 'Dronning' should be something like a prince. 'Hoi' is hill in danish, so it's the prince's hill.
This makes sense, because for very long time the people of the area tell a story about a prince that has been buried here ... with his head by his feet.
He lost his head by the sword of a lady:
the 'Black Margret'. They had a fight because the struggle between their opposing armies lasted too long without end.
But the 'Black Margret' was a tricky girl it seems. In the middle of the fight she asked for a break to fix her helmet. The prince paused, but with a sudden strike she beheaded him.
This story was written down in 1845, but told for a long time before.
Later the prince was often seen in the barrow, sitting at a silver table, drinking from a silver teapot, out of a silver cup.
The barrow was excavated in 1886 by W. Splieth. He found several burials in the barrow.
First off, a neolithic 2.7 metres long stone chamber (Tomb C)
Close by, more to the middle of the barrow, a tomb with a 1m thick cairn (Tomb E) and another cairn (D).
A surrounding ring of stones including two stones with cupmarks seems to belong to the later tomb.
And above these, he found the Tomb B, much younger than the others, dated approx. 1500BCE. It included bones of three individuals, of which one had his head cut off and laid down at his feet.
There was one more tomb on top of these, Tomb A.
So the old story was true.
When I came to Schuby, it was pretty late. I had some exact coordinates for the Dronninghoi, and it should be close to the street. Indeed I found it quickly, but then I thought my eyes were not right. The barrow is located on a private area, like in the garden beside a house.
It is some 20 metres in diameter and may be some 2 metres high.
I don't want to explain what I saw, just check the picture.
/ and a big excuse for my humbling English. I can speak pretty fluent, but when it comes to tell a megalithic story, I fail miserably.
| Nice story Holger - stories like this help to bring these places to life. |
Not sure about the gnomes though !
|Martin L |
| Thanks for this excellent info Holger!|
| Dronning heißt im skandinavischen Königin und ist kein männlicher Artikel.|
Hoi ist die alte Schreibweise für Hügel oder Anhöhe.
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