Lutt­ra pas­sage gra­ve is one of the most famous of the 250-plus pas­sage gra­ves in Fal­byg­den and pos­sib­ly the most pho­to­grap­hed. It was con­struc­ted in the Sto­ne Age, approx­i­ma­tely 5000 years ago.

The impres­si­ve mega­lit­hic monu­ments around the Fal­byg­den regi­on and in the town of Fal­kö­ping itself remind us how the first far­mers of this land buri­ed their dead and marked their pre­sence for the after­world. The regi­on has no less than two-thirds of all the pas­sage gra­ves in Swe­den – lar­ge buri­al monu­ments built from mas­si­ve stones.

Lutt­ra pas­sage gra­ve is con­struc­ted in a sty­le that is typi­cal of Fal­byg­den. It was built during the Sto­ne Age, about 5500–5000 years ago, as a tomb for a lar­ge num­ber of peop­le. Insi­de the pas­sage gra­ve, archae­o­lo­gists have found bones from around 100 indi­vi­du­als. As well as the bones of buri­ed peop­le, the finds also inclu­ded flint arrowhe­ads, bone need­les and pen­dants made from bone and ani­mal teeth. The pas­sage gra­ve has a sing­le roof block still in its ori­gi­nal loca­tion, which weighs about 13 tonnes.

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