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Westerwanna 10

Passage Grave

Fieldnotes

About 3.5 km south of Westerwanna lies a group of three tombs: Westerwanna 08, Westerwanna 09 and Westerwanna 10. Westerwanna 08 and Westerwanna 09 are both heavily destroyed, Westerwanna 10 is by far the best of the three tombs.

Westerwanna 10 is a passage grave. The chamber is about 7.5 m x 3.5 m, all supporting stones seem to be in situ. From the once four capstones, two are missing, one is fallen into the chamber and the westernmost is broken in two pieces. This massive capstone has several cupmarks. Around the chamber I found at least three bigger stones in the proximity, which could be the remains of an enclosure.

Drive from Westerwanna southward on the Speckenweg. After you passed Wester-Süderleda, the road turn left, turn right (south) here on the K18. After about 1.5 km the road forks, take the left road Am hohen Kopf. After about 600 m (and 275 m after driving into the forest), there is a parking area on the left (for Westerwanna 08 and Westerwanna 09 park here), park here. Continue for another 300 m, before a small blue sign on the left side shows you the way to the tomb (from the south the sign probably better recognizable). Parking is available at the roadside on the left side. Access is quite easy, simply follow the forest track marked by the blue sign from the road for about 365 m, which leads straight to the tomb.

Visited June 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
5th October 2019ce
Edited 5th October 2019ce

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