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Hammah 3

Passage Grave


Hammah 3, like Hammah 2, is still buried in a mound with a length of around 21 meters and a width of 18 meters. The burial chamber resting in the mound is oriented approximately east-west. The chamber has a length of about 5.5 m and a width of 1.5 m. The chamber still has four pairs of support stones on the long sides and a closing stone on the western narrow side. These are all still in situ, the eastern capstone is missing. Sprockhoff recorded only two capstones in his plan of the tomb. On my visit, however, I counted five, one of them broken (as a result of an attempt to carry away the stones?).

The tomb is located in a small grove south of the Groß Sterneberger Straße. On this road you drive from Groß Sternberg to the east in the direction of Stade. Approximately 650 m behind Groß Sternberg a sign (N53° 37' 54.5" E9° 23' 32.6") points to the right to the tombs (Hammah 2 and Hammah 3), here you should also park the car. You walk on the dirt road to the southwest, after about 500 m this track turns to the right and you reach a forest hut. Here you leave the main path and continue on the right side of the hut on the trail. Hammah 3 lies about 75 m along this trail, Hammah 2 is only about 40 m further on the same trail.

Visited May 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
7th July 2019ce
Edited 7th July 2019ce

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