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| Klein Berssen Steingrab 2 'Berssener Stein' |
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|Description ||Pole aerial view from the E. The remains of this partly exposed trapezoidal chamber measure 12m by 4,5m (clear length 10m). The western end stone is missing, so the chamber possibly was longer. Preserved are 6 pairs of longside-ortostats, the eastern chamber end orthostat (broken, visible in the forground), two fallen capstones (assuming the chamber was not longer than today these are C2 and C3 counting from the West) and fragments of further capstones. The chamber was abused as a quarry in historic times and is damaged by blasting attempts. H. Bödiker (“Althertümer im Amte Meppen”, 1827) reported an enclosure (as usual at these type of chambers), but even in the 1920 when Sprockhoff et al. examined the site the kerb-stones were all lost in the meantime. Bödiker found a funnel beaker and a neolithic stone axe. |
The ambience is affected by the nearby road, but at least it gives some sense of scale in this picture.
Sprockhoff, Schwieger in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3 "Niedersachsen-Westfalen", Habelt, Bonn, 1975, p. 101
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