Hundikangrud (ancient burial grounds)

The stone-cist barrows are located south-east of Muuksi Village, on the northern shore of Lake Kahala.

The 85 stone-cist barrows forming the group of Hundikangrud are located on a high limestone region covered with thin soil and stunted vegetation. Today, the bog forest blocks the view from the barrows to the lake. The stone-cist barrows that have spread mainly in Northern and Western Estonia are the basic antiquities that help peek into the everyday life of the Early Iron Age society.

Interesting to know: The most compact part of the stone cemetery was known as Hundikangrud. Making barrows of stone piles is a burial habit originating from the Scandinavian countries, which in Estonia was introduced in the Bronze Age and practiced until the end of prehistoric times – for more than 2,000 years.