The Boulder of Keldshøj ROkkesten

ROKKESTENEN
KELDSHØJ

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This big boulder of Rokkestenen Keldshøj is located at the top of the burial chamber in a long dolmen, out in a field near Ring 2, west of Hillerød, at the Hillerød South exit. The dolmen itself is now known as the Rokkestenen, "Rocking Stone", and measures 36 times 17 meters. It was formerly called Kong Kelds Høj, and since the stone can no longer rock, you should probably go back to that name. In former times, it could rock 22 centimetres. The tomb was built in the Peasant Stone Age between the years 3950 - 2800 BC.

Location: Peder Oxes Alle, 3400 Hillerød - ans a walk along the trail, leading in a big "J" to the site.
GPS: 55°55'04.0"N 12°15'52.2"E   55.917772, 12.264493

Size: 1,1 metres high, 2,8 metres wide and 3,5 meters long. It is 9,9 metres in circumference.

Meaning of the name: It is called the rocking stone, as it could rock many years ago, when the tomb was excavated. There are several rocking stones on the islands, and I have added the tombs old name: Kong Kelds Høj; The hill of king Keld.

Material: Large grained gray Granite with large red garnets.

Origin: ?

Legend: A king let the bull pull it into place. The rope made the furrow in the stone.