Borum Esjhøj is one of the largest bronze age barrows in Denmark. North west from Aarhus on a windy hill lies the grave mound "Borum Eshøj". Today only a smaller part is left but it used to be one of the largest bronze age barrows in Denmark.
Excavation of the bronze age barrow
On the Eshøj Plateau, which covers an area of 4 km2, there was originally a large cemetery from the Bronze and Iron Ages, comprising more than 40 burial mounds. Some of them are still visible but heavily plowed. Borum Eshøj was excavated in 1875 and contained three oak coffin graves with exceptionally well-preserved bodies of two men and one woman, which are now exhibited at the Moesgaard Museum.