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Prehistoric Cemetry near Badenstedt
Prehistoric Cemetry near Badenstedt

This prehistoric cemetry emerged near the passage grave. This cemetry is also grown with heath, and is surrounded with agriculture.
The local information states: One believed that ALKENs lived here, dwarf like nature beings, that remind on tales of pagan beliefs of the lives of the dead.
... cont'd In former times there must have been more than 70 mounds. It is thus the largest necropolis of the district, and was used from the neolithic up to the iron ages. Large mounds were along the way to Oldendorf. The smaller ones of the later times clustered aside the Schünsmoor, which probably was a sea then.
Alike necropoli are at Soderstorf and Oldendorf.

Large burial mounds were in use from 1500 B.C. until 500 A.C. In the large mounds the dead were buried within trunk coffin. There is an exceptional cluster in Wilsede. Such habit changed in the younger bronze age when the dead were burnt and the ash was buried in small mounds. Often such mounds were set near stone age mounds, which may have not been eroded at that time, and those places were respected by the successing indo-european immigrants. In many mounds, burial objects were found such as dishes, weapons and attire. Real prehistoric mounds are dented at the top - tomb riders usually do not repair the outlines of the mounds.

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About...
Age:4500-2500
Town:27405 Badenstedt
Administration:Rotenburg (Wümme)
State:Niedersachsen
Picture file name:j5c_imga0082.jpg
Picture date:08.05.2013 12:29:00

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