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Sammallahdenmäki

Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: Sammallahdenmäki is located in the Lappi parish near the west coast of Finland. Sammallahdenmäki consists of 36 granite burial cairns spread out over an area of one km in length. The burial cairns were built near the sea during the Bronze Age (1500-500 BC) and Sammallahdenmäki was easy to spot from the sea, due to the land uplift it is now located 15 km from the Gulf of Bothnia. The most important graves of Sammallahdenmäki are the 'Kirkonlaattia', the Church Floor and the 'Huilun pitkä raunio', the Long Ruin of Huilun, a long wall-like burial cairn surrounded by a stone wall. Most of the Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki is covered with reindeer moss and forest. The first excavations of the Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki were carried out in 1891. The Church Floor and the Long Ruin of Huilun and two smaller graves were excavated, but no artefacts were found. In the period 2002-2003, new excavations took place, human and animal remains were found and also pottery, stone and bronze artefacts. Bronze Age Burial Site of  Sammallahdenmäki is located off the road between Huittinen and Rauma, about 20 km east of the UNESCO World Heritage Old Rauma. Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999. World Heritage Art: Sammallahdenmäki.

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Sammallahdenmäki - Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: Burial cairns covered with reindeer moss. The most important granite burial cairns of...

Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: Burial cairns covered with reindeer moss. The most important granite burial cairns of Sammallahdenmäki are the Church Floor, an unusual rectangular cairn with a flat top, and the Long Ruin of Huilu. Four of the burial cairns were excavated in 1891, no artefacts were found. Some cairns were excavated again in 2002-2003, human remains were found, and also pottery, stone and bronze artefacts. Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

  1. Sammallahdenmäki - Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: Burial cairns covered with reindeer moss. The most important granite burial cairns of...

    Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: Burial cairns covered with reindeer moss. The most important granite burial cairns of Sammallahdenmäki are the Church Floor, an unusual rectangular cairn with a flat top, and the Long Ruin of Huilu. Four of the burial cairns were excavated in 1891, no artefacts were found. Some cairns were excavated again in 2002-2003, human remains were found, and also pottery, stone and bronze artefacts. Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

  2. Sammallahdenmäki - Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: The Long Ruin of Huilu is one burial cairns of Sammallahdenmäki, it is surrounded by an...

    Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki: The Long Ruin of Huilu is one burial cairns of Sammallahdenmäki, it is surrounded by an ancient stone wall. Sammallahdenmäki provides an unique insight into the burial ceremonies, social and religious traditions of northern Europe in the Bronze Age. Sammallahdenmäki is one of the most important Bronze Age sites of Finland, Karelia, the Scandinavian Peninsula and Kola Peninsula. The burial cairns of Sammallahdenmäki were built near the sea during the Bronze Age (1500-500 BC) 

  3. Sammallahdenmäki - The Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki is located in the Lappi parish near the Finnish west coast. Sammallahdenmäki lies on a...

    The Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki is located in the Lappi parish near the Finnish west coast. Sammallahdenmäki lies on a hill in a remote area off the road between Rauma and Huittinen, situated 20 km east of the UNESCO World Heritage Old Rauma. Sammallahdenmäki consists of 36 granite burial cairns spread out over an area of nearly one kilometer in length. The Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki is an UNESCO World Heritage.