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| Gross Gerungs Steinpyramide |
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|Description ||step pyramid in lower Austria, close to Groß Gerungs. |
about 7 Meters high and 12 Meters in diameter.
Imposing thing, standing in the woods perfectly on the hilltop, surrounded by strange small heaps of small stones and some standing stones. Also, there are some strange, stone lines, made from small about handsize stones and litte bigger, forming serpent-like lines in the woods around the pyramid.
worth a visit!
| How old is it?|
| Did you see about the other stones nearby? Unfortunately I could only get Babelfish translations of the pages in "Waldviertler Raritaten" but there was a Frenchman Stone, a Cradle Stone and something Babelfish translated as "Devil Bread Body," which would be a great name for a rock band. ;) The cradle stone is a rocking stone.|
| hi! thanks for comments and interest!|
about the age...nobody could yet tell the age. There is no clear evidence of the age and I can't even tell any guess, I have absolutely no idea, but the most logical answer would be, that it is not older than 3000 years. I could imagine that it was a megalithic site before the pyramid was built instead of the former standing stones.
THe pyramid stands exactly on the hilltop, so if there was no forest around, you could watch the whole region. In those days when the pyramid maight have been errected, there was no forest, or at least no dense forest, so it could have acted as a place for observation of the stars and act as a ritual place and fires would have been viewable over very long distances!
what is very stange about that site is in fact no the pyramid (she is scary, i have been on top, although it is forbidden and i was a little afraid as i was up there, although it are only 7 meters!), the strange thing are the "stone lines"
I don't know if many people were aware of that stuff when they were there.
these are very long paths all around the hill, winding like a huge serpent all around the hill, i tried to take pictures, but my bad camera doesn't let one figure out a lot about the actual look, sadly.
To describe them better. They are aout 40 cm wide, differs from area to area, 10 cm high and made from about skull-sized stones, well overgrown with weeds, so many people didn't notice or realize, well most people couldn't even see them beceause the are off the road in the woodm where visitors don't go...
yeah that was the first strange thing.
the second strange thing were stone-piles about 20cm high and as long as a usual grave. if it were graves someone would have noticed it or opened them, so they are no graves. i just wondered because they are all around the hill. strange...
that's all I could see when I was there.
@ aluta: about those stones you mentioned: In my opinion they don't have anything to do with the pyramid, at least no directly. just a short explanation to that:
the waldviertel is full of large granite stones, lying everywhere. people have associated these stones with all kinds of mythical stories over agies, some of them might have existed before christianity came to the area. I am quite sure that these stones like the "Teufels Brotlaib", what means as much as a loaf of bread, owned by the devil, had some kind of meaning to pagan tribes thats stories were christianized and remained in the people's heads. But they are, in my own opinion, not related to the pyramid, because such myths exist in all the waldviertel, but the pyramid and the other stuff is unique and probably older, but that's no proof as i said.
what concerns the megalithic site I mentioned before, that might have stood there before the pyramid was built: There exist two standing stones just next to the pyramid in the wood of which i am quite sure that they are errected by humans and not just incidentally by nature, there are no other examples in the whole of waldviertel.
and once more to those stones you were reading about: The connection that was made between the stones is a simple story and was invented in the past few centuries, just an invention of the locals, but it attracts tourists. the stones are absolutely not related to each other because they were put there by the nature and never moved away and some people started thinking about the picture of scorpio, that is just a strange story without any background.
something else exists around the pyramid: a very large stones with runes saying: *TIPBISIR(last one i could not decipher, the"*" is the X rune with a centered line, somewhen I will try to translate it, but i don'T have the time now ^^ sorry)
but there is no proof ore anything mentioned that it might have been carved just recently, I am not a specialist converning these carvings
there are also some rung-cup marked stones in the surrounding region.
well, that's pretty much of what I thought myself about that strange pyramid...
some people say it is a landing place for UFOs.............i got no proof that it is not ^^ so let them think, I doubt it.
also there are geomantic lines and water lines running below the building, but I do not know very much about that...sorry
well, cheers dudes and ladies!
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