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|Description ||Oblique pole aerial view from the West. Certainly one of the most well-known megalithic sites in Germany this massive 4 capstone chamber is situated in a woodland at the western slope of a small hill North of Osnabrück.|
The slightly trapezoid tomb measures  approximately 11m x 5m (East)/ 4m(West) and is orientated approximately West-East.
Probably as a result of dry-wallings' removal and /or several historic “excavations”  only the westernmost capstone is still resting on two orthostats while all others have slipped off their southern supports. The westernmost capstone measures appr. 3,6m x 2,6m x 1,1m. The easternmost capstone is even larger: 4,2m x 2,3m x 0,9m .
 Sprockhoff, Schwieger (1927) in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Niedersachsen-Westfalen, Rudolf Habelt Verlag GmbH, Bonn 1975, p. 122f, Tafel 46, Altasblatt 139.
 Schlüter, W. in Vor- und frügeschichtliche Denkmäler, Das Osnabrücker Land III, Band 44, Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 1979, p. 19f.
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|Martin L |
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