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Hammah

<b>Hammah</b>Posted by NucleusHammah 1 © Uwe Häberle 05/2019
Latitude:53° 37' 14.09" N
Longitude:   9° 21' 52.42" E

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The four megalithic tombs are located in the area of ??the municipality of Hammah belonging to the integrated municipality Oldendorf-Himmelpforten in the Elbe-Weser triangle in Lower Saxony in a former bog. During the draining and cultivating of the bog during the First World War, the stones of several tombs, which had originally been erected on a flat, sandy hilltop, on which the moor formation started later, unexpectedly came to light. The four tombs are part of a larger necropolis that stretches northeast of Hammah in the northwest-southeastern line.

Hammah 1 is located near the belonging to Hammah district Groß Sterneberg immediately east of the two places connecting Bahnhofstrasse. 1.1 km east-southeast of this are the tombs Hammah 2 and Hammah 3 at the southeastern end of the necropolis. They are only 20 meters north-south from each other. There are also two burial mounds at this site. Hammah 4 is about halfway between Hammah 1 and the tombs of Hammah 2 and Hammah 3.

Visited May 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
6th July 2019ce

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Hammah 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Hammah 2, like Hammah 3, is still buried in a mound with a length of 20 m and a width of 16 m. The burial chamber is oriented approximately west-east and has a length of 6 m and a width of 1.5 m. It has four support stones on the long sides and one end stone on the narrow sides. All are still in situ. The capstones are robbed except for one fragment probably damaged by blasting attempts.

The grave is located in a small grove south of the Groß Sterneberger Straße. On this road you drive from Groß Sternberg to the east in the direction of Stade. Approximately 650 m behind Groß Sternberg a sign points to the right to the tombs (Hammah 2 and Hammah 3), here you should also park the car. You walk on the dirt road to the southwest, after about 500 m this track turns to the right and you reach a forest hut. Here you leave the main path and continue on the right side of the hut on the trail. Hammah 3 lies about 75 m along this trail, Hammah 2 is only about 40 m further on the same trail.

Visited May 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
7th July 2019ce

Hammah 2 (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Hammah 3 (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

Hammah 3, like Hammah 2, is still buried in a mound with a length of around 21 meters and a width of 18 meters. The burial chamber resting in the mound is oriented approximately east-west. The chamber has a length of about 5.5 m and a width of 1.5 m. The chamber still has four pairs of support stones on the long sides and a closing stone on the western narrow side. These are all still in situ, the eastern capstone is missing. Sprockhoff recorded only two capstones in his plan of the tomb. On my visit, however, I counted five, one of them broken (as a result of an attempt to carry away the stones?).

The tomb is located in a small grove south of the Groß Sterneberger Straße. On this road you drive from Groß Sternberg to the east in the direction of Stade. Approximately 650 m behind Groß Sternberg a sign (N53° 37' 54.5" E9° 23' 32.6") points to the right to the tombs (Hammah 2 and Hammah 3), here you should also park the car. You walk on the dirt road to the southwest, after about 500 m this track turns to the right and you reach a forest hut. Here you leave the main path and continue on the right side of the hut on the trail. Hammah 3 lies about 75 m along this trail, Hammah 2 is only about 40 m further on the same trail.

Visited May 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
7th July 2019ce

Hammah 3 (Passage Grave) — Images

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