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Deinste 1

Passage Grave


Deinste 1 is a passage grave, which was sunk into the underground in the manner of the simple dolmen (Urdolmen). Until the 1930s there was a field consisting of 43 barrows in the heath around a now silted lake. In the remainder of a once large round mound, which contained two tree-coffin burials, lay a small chamber, whose easr end is strongly disturbed. Of the formerly three capstones only two are present. The third fell victim to stone seekers in the mid-19th century. In the first quarter of the 20th century, the open chamber was the target of robberies. The site could be restored and protected from further destruction. The big mound with a diameter of 25 meters was completely dug up. The support stones had been placed in a 90-centimeter deep pit and stand out only about 50 centimeters above the surface. The spaces between the stones were filled with stone slabs. On the south side was a narrow entrance. In front of it lay staircase stones and a door sill stone. A wedge-shaped stone closed the entrance.

The grave is located about eight kilometers south of Stade and 1.5 kilometers southeast of Deinste. At the train station in Deinste you drive on the Hauptstraße to the south. The Hauptstraße turns into the Kirchweg. After about 2 km you'll reach the private road Bei den Hünengräbern, which branches off to the left. Park your car here and walk about 350 m on this road, the tomb is then on the right, about 70 m in a field.

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

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