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The Kings grave

18 Bredaroersvaegen, Kivik 277 30, Sweden
+46 70 632 88 29
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Definitely worth a visit

The King's grave in Kivik is in the same league as the mound graves that can be admired north of... read more

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Giorgio B
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Lund, Sweden
The largest bronze age grave in Sweden

Not the Kings Grave. The bodies discovered here were several teenage boys, no King. One of the most... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
SPP3UK
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Poole, United Kingdom
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In the eastern outskirts at Kivik you find the big bronze age cairn "Kiviksgraven" and Café Sågmöllan (sawmill). The 3 500-year-old bronze age mound hides a cist coved with petroglyphs. The images tell us about travel, both living and spiritual, rituals and ceremonies. They also show us musical instruments, clothing and objects. The cairn with its unique coffin, however, is not the oldest grave monument which stood here. When the cairn was built, an already 2,000 year old burial site, was torn down. The oldest grave discovery from a pit under the mound is actually 6,000 years! The youngest is from the late iron age, around 550 AD. You find the whole prehistoric Österlen in one place! On the property, you also find the oldest café in the area Café Sågmöllan. We are open May-September.
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Oct 22, 2017
“The largest bronze age grave in Sweden”
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18 Bredaroersvaegen, Kivik 277 30, Sweden
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Reviewed yesterday

The King's grave in Kivik is in the same league as the mound graves that can be admired north of Dublin in Ireland. It is one of those man-made structures that leave you wondering about the meaning for which they were made, who built them,...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Not the Kings Grave. The bodies discovered here were several teenage boys, no King. One of the most remarkable bronze age monuments. Coffee shop not open until Easter. Beautiful location to stop and reflect by the river. Dog friendly.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this monument when visiting Kiviks for the appke festival not understanding the historical significance Its well signed and you find out some fascinating facts about the site Small entrance fee you can pay at a charming cafe beside a babbling brook, free...More

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Management response:Responded October 4, 2017

I'm glad that you found us and liked the experience. Thank you for your kind words. Welcome back sometimes! Ann-Louise

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Cool grave. For just three euro you step back into time. Well preserved and the cafe next to it is gorgeous.

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Management response:Responded August 27, 2017

Thank you! I am glad you found your visit here worthwhile! Ann-Louise

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

You look at it and you have seen it. There is nothing more to it than a pile or rocks. The history behind it is of course interesting and good to know but can be found online. No need to pay even 30 sek to...More

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Management response:Responded August 9, 2017

I am so sorry that you didn't get the feeling for the history over 6500 years on this spot. The rock art, the buried, the artefact and so forth. I thank you for your feedback and hop you enjoyed your time in our area. Ann-Louise

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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The Kings grave was discovered in the 1700s and doesn't include a king's grave but was thought to when discovered, thus the name. It is small but quite interesting and as the entrance is only SEK 30, it is worth the price.

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Management response:Responded July 15, 2017

Hi! Thank you for taking time letting others know what you thought about The Kivik Grave! Ann-Louise

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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

An amazing piece of history made very accessible by the trust that runs the site. Right next to a car park, the size of the monument is pretty awesome and in great condition given the age. The burial chamber is worth the small entrance fee.

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Management response:Responded June 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting us! Maybe we see you again sometimes!

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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Intriguing history here, but not much to see as such. The cafe here is a quaint little place with character and the surrounding garden area is amazing. The grave itself is interesting and is amazing to look at. You walk up the mysterious road that...More

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Management response:Responded June 6, 2017

Thank you for your visit and I am glad you liked it Welcome back some day! Ann-Louise

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Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The history to this place is, of course, intriguing but it is not much more to it. There is a cafe but I cannot really say it is the best. Simple outing, that is all

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

See it! It is a site which gets your imagination in high gear. The site has been dated to 1.500 B.C., but the actual burial at the site remains a mystery.

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