The Skegrie dolmen

Address: Skegrie Trelleborg Show map

Address: Skegrie Trelleborg

One of the most famous ancient monuments in Scania, the Skegrie dolmen is a well-preserved long dolmen from the start of the Neolithic.


The tomb has a rectangular chamber which was originally covered with soil up to the large capstone. The tomb has not been archeologically excavated but it was in all likelihood only intended for one person. The tomb is surrounded by a stone circle with 17 stones. On some of them you can find cup marks.

Nowadays the dolmen stands in solitary majesty but this has not always been the case. During the excavations before the construction of the E6 motorway, traces of another dolmen in the vicinity were found. It was essentially destroyed but several interesting details were spotted. This chamber was rectangular here too and consisted of three blocks creating an area of just over 1 square meter. By the entrance and threshold to the chamber are four flat stones and by the entrance was a narrow path of crushed pebbles and flint. No skeletal remnants were found but the archeologists believe that the grave was intended for a sitting person. Only two stones from the original stone circle were left but the traces show that it was originally a round dolmen.

By the motorway exit in Skegrie, an observation platform has been built where you can read about local history. From the platform, you have a scenic view of the Skegrie dolmen, Skegrie church, Skegrie mill, the village and its surrounding fields.

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