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Mehmke

<b>Mehmke</b>Posted by NucleusMehmke 2 © Uwe Häberle 03/2019
Latitude:52° 43' 39.65" N
Longitude:   10° 57' 25.2" E

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The megalithic tombs Mehmke 2 and Mehmke 3 are two preserved Neolithic tombs near Mehmke, a district of Diesdorf in the Altmark region (Salzwedel, Saxony-Anhalt). The field name "Steenkamp" points to a third, destroyed grave.

Both tombs are located in a field about 600m north east of the village center, left of the old freight road Braunschweig-Salzwedel, nowadays a paved field track.

Visited March 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
9th March 2019ce
Edited 12th March 2019ce

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Mehmke 3 (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

The current state of preservation of Mehmke 3 is very bad, only a few enclosure and chamber stones are lying around in random order. So a classification is almost impossible. The chamber is oriented northeast-southwest. A total of 14 stones are preserved, including an upright support stone probably from the chamber. The remaining stones can not be matched.

The grave is located about 150m northeast of the megalithic tomb Mehmke 2 in the same field. During my visit, the surrounding trees were trimmed, so that in and around the tomb larger branches lay around, which were not transported away.

Visited March 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
9th March 2019ce

Mehmke 2 (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

Mehmke 2 is a grand dolmen consisting of three pairs of supporting stones and probably a rectangular enclosure. The current state of preservation is moderate, a large part of the enclosure and chamber stones are missing, just the mound is clearly visible. The rectangular chamber is northeast-southwest orientated and 4m long and 1.4m wide.

During my visit, the surrounding trees were trimmed, so that in and around the tomb larger branches lay around, which were not transported away.

Visited March 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
9th March 2019ce
Edited 10th March 2019ce

Mehmke 3 (Chambered Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Mehmke 2 (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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