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Gehrden 1

Hunebed

Fieldnotes

Gehrden 1 belongs to the type of a chamberless Hunenbeds and represents as such the only surviving megalithic tomb of this type in Saxony-Anhalt. And wow, this northwest-southeast orientated hunebed is really of impressive size. It has a length of 51 meters and is almost completely preserved. Of the original sixty-five stones made of granite and porphyry, fifty-eight are still present. Some are missing on the northeastern long side as well as on the narrow sides. In contrast to the usual trapezoidal arrangement, they are arranged at right angles. The on site information board states that these large stones served to cover the burial chambers, this is certainly wrong. Ceramics of globular amphorae culture were found in the Hunebed.

Drive on the K1233 from Gehrden towards Lübs. Immediately before leaving the village, there is an entrance to a farm on the left side. Turn left here, park the car and walk along a track leading in a southwestern direction. The path then passes between sheep barns, pastures and a game reserve until you reach the complex after about 220 meters.

Visited April 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
14th May 2019ce
Edited 14th May 2019ce

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