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<b>Emsen</b>Posted by NucleusLangenrehm © Uwe Häberle 05/2019
Latitude:53° 22' 59.56" N
Longitude:   9° 51' 43.45" E

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Nenndorf (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

The tomb is located west of Emsen in the Nenndorfer Interessentenforst, just 500 m north of the autobahn A 1.

Although missing all enclosing stones and most of the capstones, nevertheless Nenndorf is a very nice passage grave and all the effort worth finding it. The burial chamber is still deepened in the burial mound, so that one can hardly recognize the grave from the approaching path. The enclosure, from which unfortunately no stones are preserved, was with 55 m length and 8 m width larger than that of Klecken. The burial chamber lies in the southwestern part of the enclosure. It has a length of 5 m, a width of 1.5 m and a height of 1.5 m, all support stones are still in situ. Overall, the chamber has one endstone on the narrow sides and four pairs of support stones on the long sides. Between the two northeastern stones of the southeastern long side is a gap, which is followed by a wall stone pair of the passage. Of the capstones only a fragment was found, which probably belonged to the northeastern capstone.

In Emsen from the K13 take the Mienenbütteler Weg. After about 500 m you'll reach a crossing, either park you car here or continue in a southwestern direction for another 600 m (if your car is suitable for this terrain), before you'll reach the forest. From here a forest path leads in a western direction, walk this path for about 175 m, then turn left to walk for further 275 m in a southern direction. You'll reach a T-crossing, turn right here. Walk for 325 m on the path, after that look out for the mound, which is only 30 m north of this path.

Highly recommended if your in this area.

Visited May 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
22nd July 2019ce

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Langenrehm (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

The site has a flat, round hill bank. In it are the remains of the northwest-southeast oriented burial chamber. In situ are still the northwestern endstone and five support stones of the northeastern long side, of which the middle one, however, is slightly shifted inwards, as an overturned capstone rests on it. The mighty capstone has some drill holes.

The tomb is located about 90m west of the radio tower Langenrehm under a row of trees at the edge of a field. Coming from Emsen, drive north on the Emsener Dorfstrasse in the direction of Langenrehm. After about 1.5 km you reach a crossroads, here you turn right into the street Am Hamboken. Follow this road for about 280 m, before turning left onto the street Diekkoppel into a residential area. Here you park the car and follow the road to the north on foot. After about 110m the road ends, a dirt road leads then between the houses and a paddock around a field directly to the grave.

Visited May 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
22nd July 2019ce

taken from the on-site information board:

Megalithic tomb from the Neolithic Emsen-Langenrehm

Around 5,500 years ago - and thus long before the construction of the pyramids - the custom was spreading among the people of northern Germany to bury the dead in megalithic tombs. These sites were used repeatedly and over a longer period of time as a tomb.

The Hohe Stein (High Stone) at Langenrehm is a so-called passage grave: it had on one side an access, through which you got into the burial chamber originally covered with a mound. The grave was destroyed long ago by stone seekers, who smashed the large boulders and processed into building material. The small, long oval depressions that run in two rows over the many tonne capstone are typical signs that someone had tried to break this boulder with iron wedges.

Excavations in 1931 and 1934 were used to recover some finds from the grave. These are stone utensils and tomb ceramics from around 3200 BC.

For thousands of years, megalithic tombs were the only permanently visible structures in the landscape and therefore always had a great effect on people.

Around 2000 BC the Hohe Stein was used a second time by people who also buried their relatives here. Finally, between 500 BC and Christ's birth the deceased were buried a third time in the mound that covered the burial chamber.
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