TORSHÖG NEAR SIMRIS

A cairn was built on a rock during the Bronze Age east of Simris village and not far from the two rock carving sites at Simrislund,

At least 5 ships, wheel crosses and cup marks were carved into the rock. The rock with the carvings was destroyed when millstones were quarried here in the 1860s.

Legend has it that the archaeologist Nils Bruzelius managed to salvage two rock fragments from a road drain. One of them is now at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm and the other at the University of Lund Historical Museum. This site was the first to be discovered by archaeologists in Southeast Scania. The Stenkilsristningen carving and the Rock of the Axes were discovered shortly afterwards. The cairn is now in poor state of repair. A flax working hut was constructed on the cairn in the 1930s, and the millstone production added to the deterioration of the site. All that remains today is a tree-covered mound with an animal pen.