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Megalithic tomb Ladenesch
Megalithic tomb Ladenesch

This are the relicts of a prehistoric chamber with an oval ring of stones surrounding the mound, that once covered the grave. Although it is widely destroyed, it is an impressive monument. The chamber is oriented northwest to southeast. Most of the wall stones ate in situ, as well as two of the stones of the entry tunnel. Of the capstones, only two of ten remained. The chamber measures 15 m x 1.8 m on ground.

A typical architecture of prehistoric graves are the Emsländer Kammer. They are passage-graves measuring more than 20m length and 2m width and 1m hight inside. Most are oriented from east to west and have an entrance in the middle of the southern side. They originally were buried within long, oval earth mounds, that were bordered with small erratic blocks. Sometimes there are dual or triple passage chambers.
Those graves were built by the first farmers and ranchers of Europe. It were people of the Trichterbecherkultur between 3400 and 2800 B.C. Those places were used for many generations. The skeletons are decayed, as the soil does not contain much lime.

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Age:> 4800
Town:49624 Evenkamp
Sprockhoff ID:973
Picture file name:imgq2176.jpg
Picture date:09.05.2008 11:34:00

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