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Chambered Tomb

<b>Egypten</b>Posted by NucleusImage © Uwe Häberle 07/2018
Also known as:
  • Auf'm Kampe
  • Sprockhoff Nr. 943

Latitude:52° 57' 28.91" N
Longitude:   8° 21' 39.71" E

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This inconspicuous beauty is not easy to find. To reach this exemplary grave, drive from Dötlingen to Ostrittrum. About halfway up, turn left into a forest road, where the megalithic tomb is signposted. Park the car after about 600m nearly at the end of the forest and walk along a small path first east (160m), then northwards (60m) to the tomb.

A visit is highly recommended, as you can see very well here, how the small burial chamber was covered with a much larger mound. It is a well-preserved chamber oriented in a northwest-southeast direction. Two capstones are still lying on the support stones. The access was on the southwestern long side.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
25th October 2018ce

taken from the information board:

Megalithic tomb

Tomb of the Neolithic funnel beaker culture (about 3400 - 2800 BC). Preserved is the western part of the burial chamber (18.5 x 2.5m) originally under a mound with cap stones, supporting stones, an entrance on the south side, paving and dry stone walling between the boulders.

Excavations 1956/1958 yielded a rich find material as gifts for the dead. The megalithic tombs were funeral homes for several generations of a settlement community. The tomb stands as a monument under legal protection.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
25th October 2018ce