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Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


The megalithic tomb of Frestedt was originally in the municipality of Frestedt in the district of Dithmarschen (approx. 15 kilometers from Albersdorf). Excavations took place in the 1930s and 1960s. Until 1964, the supporting stones were in situ, i.e. at the point where the historical use of the tomb is documented. The two original capstones were no longer there. In the mid-1970s, the five supporting stones were brought to the Museum of Dithmarsch Prehistory in Heide. After the closure of the local history museum in Heide, the grave was restored in the southwest part of the outdoor area of ??the Steinzeitpark Albersdorf (Stone Age Park) according to the records from 1964. Intermediate masonry, the floor of the burial chamber and the capstones were replaced with new stones.

From a topographical point of view, the new location of the grave corresponds very well to the Frestedter area; in both places the grave was or is on a gently sloping hillside. The new mound of earth with a diameter of approx. 10 meters and a "wreath" of field stones surrounding the foot of the hill can be seen well from a distance and thus gives an idea of ??its original spatial effect.

The replica of the large stone tomb can be reached in Albersdorf via the road Süderstraße and the Horstenmoorweg in the freely accessible area of ??the Steinzeitpark Dithmarschen. Parking spaces are available at the entrance (Stone Age village). The grave is 500 m south of it and can be easily reached via a footpath.

Visited June 2020
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th October 2020ce

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