In 1897 the Danish National Museum described the remains of the mound right here, where you are standing, like this: "A low, wide elevation, named Bredhøj, possibly a ploughed-over mound".
When the golf course at Kildebjerg Ry was laid out, the entire area was dug through in search of antiquities. Archaeological research is conducted in several phases. First, the top soil is removed in long trenches, revealing, for example, dark spots under the top soil, which may be post holes from a house or cooking pits or perhaps relics from a funeral. Then the entire site is laid open. Finally, everything is measured exactly and described in detail, and all the finds and artefacts discovered are brought to the museum for closer examination and possible preservation for posterity.
But back to Kildebjerg: The archaeologists have found postholes from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Surprisingly, many houses existed here in prehistory, where now new houses have been constructed and a golf course laid out.
Burial mounds have had different sizes at different times, and the largest are believed to originate from the Bronze Age. Smaller grave mounds can be immediately dated back to the Stone Age. It is these particularly which have disappeared because they have been ploughed continuously by farmers. This was not illegal, as it was not until the late 1800s that the Danish National Museum began to conserve antiquities.
Whilst laying out paths at Kildebjerg, it has been decided to let Bredhøj lie undisturbed.