Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki

Local nameSammallahdenmäki
LocationRauma, Finland

Sammallahdenmäki is a Bronze age burial site in Finland in Rauma. It was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999, and includes 36 granite burial cairns dating back more than 3,000 years, to 1,500 to 500 BC. It is located on a hill in a remote area off the road between Tampere and Rauma. Originally, it was near the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, but the land has risen so it is now 15 kilometers from the sea. It is one of the most important Bronze Age sites in Fennoscandia.

Four of the cairns were excavated by archaeologist Volter Högman in 1891, including Kirkonlaattia, an unusual rectangular cairn covering 16 x 19 metres with a flat top, and Huilun pitkä raunio, which is surrounded by an ancient stone wall.

Tags HeritageUNESCOArchaeological Site
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammallahdenmäki

Official Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/579

More information on the UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=579

More information on the National Board of Antiquities http://www.nba.fi/en/sammallahdenmakieng

Address 27230, Finland

Coordinates 61°7'3.011" N 21°46'32.026" E

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