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Passage Grave

<b>Haltern</b>Posted by NucleusImage © Uwe Häberle 08/2014
Also known as:
  • Sloopsteene
  • Slopsteine
  • Sluppsteine
  • Schlopsteine
  • Sprockhoff Nr. 917

Latitude:52° 18' 44.93" N
Longitude:   8° 12' 4.43" E

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Megalithic tomb Slopsteine
Neolithic grave site
(3500 - 2800 BC)

The foothills of the Wiehengebirges north of Bissendorf are well into the 18./19. Century a center of graves from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. The map shows this picture also for today's time, however the inventory has decreased by a multiple. The exact number of originally existing sites is no longer detectable today.

The megalithic tombs belong to the Neolithic megalithic culture (Greek: "mega" = large, "lithos" = the stone) and are among the oldest and most impressive proof of human life and work in northern Germany. They date from the 3rd to the 4th millennium BC and still inspire the imagination of the viewer today. The researchers associate them with the Neolithic revolution when the sedentary lifestyle began with the beginnings of agriculture and livestock. Concrete references to the people who built and used these monuments are sparse.
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
13th November 2018ce
Edited 13th November 2018ce