Jõelähtme stone barrows

Three thousand years ago, the inhabitants of Jõelähtme of the time built above-ground tomb monuments for their departed loved ones; in the middle of it, they built a stone coffin for the deceased (uncremated). During the following millennia, these structures were covered in dirt. When the Tallinn-Narva highway was widened in the early 1980s, the ancient memorials were rediscovered. Since the road could not be built around the barrows, the barrows were moved 20 metres south one stone at a time. Today, we see the partially reconstructed stone barrows next to the highway.

The items that were discovered in the barrows are on display in the adjacent Rebala Centre-Museum.