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Köthen

<b>Köthen</b>Posted by NucleusRampenkiste von Schortewitz © Uwe Häberle 04/2019
Latitude:51° 45' 11.99" N
Longitude:   11° 58' 32.52" E

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On the grounds of Schloss Köthen there are two relocated stone cists next to a prehistoric collection in Ferdinandsbau. The 5,000 year old, as "Schortewitzer Rampenkiste" known megalithic site was originally northwest of Schortewitz in Saxony-Anhalt on the Fuhne on the Windmühlenberg, not far from the megalithic tomb Schortewitz. The stone cist of Plömnitz comes from Plömnitz and was excavated by the district conservator Walter Götze at the beginning of the 20th century and relocated here.

Visited April 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
15th May 2019ce

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Steinkiste von Plömnitz (Cist) — Fieldnotes

The stone cist of Plömnitz is a 2.30 meter long cist made of large sandstone slabs. The two long sides with two or one stone and one narrow side stand upright, next to the stone cist lies one stone of the other narrow side. A capstone is not present. The stone cist was excavated in Plömnitz at the beginning of the 20th century and moved here.

During my visit the stone cist was heavily overgrown with ivy. I ran past the cist several times without noticing it. So you just have to believe that the cist is pictured on the images. In the internet I found the following picture showing the cist without the ivy (Steinkiste Plömnitz @ www.koethener-land.de).

Entering the castle through the main entrance leads directly to the stone cist, which is in flowering bed, 70 m left of the entrance near a cafe. Unfortunately, there is no sign and no board with explanations to the grave.

Visited April 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
15th May 2019ce

Steinkiste von Plömnitz (Cist) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Rampenkiste von Schortewitz (Cist) — Fieldnotes

This 5,000-year-old stone cist known as "Schortewitzer Rampenkiste" was originally located northwest of Schortewitz on the Fuhne on the Windmühlenberg. It was not far from the megalithic tomb Schortewitz. The burial mound had a diameter of about 40 meters and this contained a grave with the skeleton of a man. In 2001 it was rebuilt on the Ferdinandsbau of the Köthen castle.

Entering the castle through the main entrance, turning right over a bridge over a moat and then through the gate, you enter a U-shaped, large courtyard. Somewhat hidden behind the end of the left (north) wing is the stone cist. I didn't find any sign and no board with explanations about the grave.

Visited April 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
15th May 2019ce

Rampenkiste von Schortewitz (Cist) — Images

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