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|Description ||Northern of Birkenmoor, a group of four barrows, all within a circle of 100m.|
One thing is strange about the documentation of Schwieger dating back to 1936.
He described only three burial chambers, 121, 122 and 123.
There is not even a note about the fourth.
Spr. 121 and 122 are easy to identify, but 123 is difficult.
Both remaining barrows are overgrown and filled with small stones from the field.
Both carry also some big bolders, and in my opinion it is most likely
the western barrow that Schwieger described as 123.
Also, this tomb is unusual.
It is almost same like those other two Extended Dolmens with Passage so close by,
but where the builders used one orthostat per side to carry the capstones,
in this case they used two.
'Double-orthostats' so to say, four pairs of eight stones on the long sides.
Source: Ernst Sprockhoff: Atlas der Megalithgraeber Deutschlands, Teil 1, Schleswig-Holstein
Information from 1936.
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