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Leetze 6

Passage Grave

<b>Leetze 6</b>Posted by NucleusImage © Uwe Häberle 03/2019
Latitude:52° 45' 48.89" N
Longitude:   11° 1' 57.29" E

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Leetze 6 is a trapezoidal passage grave consisting of six pairs of supporting stones within a trapezoidal enclosure. It is one of the largest preserved megalithic tomb in the Altmark region. It was excavated and reconstructed by Ulrich Fischer in 1939.

The tomb lies about 360m south of Leetze 5 on the same forest path. Unfortunately, it is pretty overgrown in the meantime. The enclosure is about 37.5 m long, the width is 4.5 to 7.5 m. 48 (of 50) enclosure stones are preserved, there are guardian stones in each corner. The trapezoidal chamber in the northern part of the enclosure is about 7.5 m long, the width is 1 - 1.5 m and the height is about 1.5 m. All 14 supporting stones and 5 (of 6) capstones are preserved.

Visited March 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
3rd March 2019ce
Edited 3rd March 2019ce