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| Dalby Rævehøj Jættestue |
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|Description ||Site in Holbæk Denmark|
| Looks like a great site to visit!! I have added it to my "must see" list!! |
| Interesting photos praeceptor, shame about all the T lights, is the discolouration of the stones at the back due to smoke/fire damage?|
| Yes, it's a shame with these T lights. I was surprised to find them there, even if I once read elsewhere on the internet that a local couple had prepared it for some visitors, because I had expected the would have removed it again afterwards, because because use of open fire to my knowledge isn't allowed inside these Passage Graves. I can't determine what has made the black discolourations on some of the stones, but I think so. The white discolouration of some of the stones I guess could be salt, but unfortunately I didn't try to taste it. My companion at the visit, Tue Jensen, was wondering why there in some places here is a thin layer of mud on the stones. Could it have been used to wash something over/away ? |
My drive was to see the unusal 4 shifts of stones instead of the more common two shifts of stones usually found in Denmark.
| Perhaps the white ones have been bleached by the sun.|
| In the picture where Svend Hansen Illum is working on restoration there also is seen soot on the stones, but there no trace of the white layers on the stones:|
I can't believe the sun has been inside this chamber, and whatever it is that has caused the white stuff on the stones it must have been inside the chamber. Elswhere on the internet I read some notes a "cat-mother" had written about her visiting this passage grave and participating in some sort of cult activities here where they also were eating, drinking and smoking hallucinating stuff. It also can be mentioned that it's situated close to the coast - who knows if salty water has been used to wash whatever away?
|holger rix |
| We found the same just recently at 'Åstrup Deelhøj Jættestue' http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6338438.|
I think its due to the moisture, may be some kind of fungus.
| Yes, we can have all sorts of ideas about it, but in the end it probably comes down to something basic like moisture and/or fungus. |
On the following picture
Copyright © Hans-Henrik T. Ohlsen 1996-2007
the white stuff is seen in some of the upper stone shifts, as well as at least one stone also show traces of the green stuff that often is seen ...
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