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Stones circle around burial mound near Wiershausen/Hann. Münden
Stones circle around burial mound near Wiershausen/Hann. Münden

At the forest border mounds a grave, not too high, but with 12m in diameter. Extraordinary is the stone circle around it, these rocks are 50cm - 80cm in height. One of those stones is eroded, so one can look through it. Before it lies a large menhir, that has been moved to here from the nearby acre.
In 2008, I've been back there together with Peter Ernst.

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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Town:34346 Wiershausen
Administration:Hann. Münden
Picture file name:imgp2566.jpg
Picture date:14.05.2003 17:33:00

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