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Lüdelsen 1

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech

<b>Lüdelsen 1</b>Posted by NucleusImage © Uwe Häberle 03/2019
Latitude:52° 41' 45.2" N
Longitude:   10° 58' 8.29" E

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Lüdelsen 1 is one of the most southerly and the only polygonal grand dolmen that still exists today in Saxony-Anhalt. A Polygonal dolmen is a subspecies of the dolmen, which can be found especially in the north of the Danish island Seeland, in the Swedish province of Bohuslän, on the Kimbrian peninsula (eg Troldkirken in Jutland) and in Schleswig-Holstein (11 preseved tombs).

The current state of preservation is good, the edges of the hill are plowed, giving it a pointed-oval shape. An enclosure (Hunebed) probably has never existed. The chamber is northwest-southeast orientated and measures 2.5 m × 1.2 m with a visible height of 0.6 m. The size of the capstone is 2.9 m × 2.2 m × 1.0 m. On the capstone, which shape is responsible for the arrangement of the support stones, there are many small cup marks.

To get to the tomb Lüdelsen 1, go from the parking lot on a forest path, which is located opposite of Lüdelsen 3, back east towards Stöckheim. After about 30 meters you pass Lüdelsen 4 and after another 50 meters Lüdelsen 5. Lüdelsen 1 is then about 70 meters further, already in the field, on a small mound under a group of trees.

Visited March 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
16th March 2019ce
Edited 16th March 2019ce