[< Gallery Home | Latest Images | Top 100 | Submit Picture >]
<< Previous Picture | Next Picture >>
| Visbeker Bräutigam |
[855 x 605 jpg]
Unless otherwise stated, this image is the copyright of the submitter. Contact them for permission to reproduce it.
|Description ||Large rectangular long-barrow 104m x 8,5m (largest among appr. 400 remaining tombs in Lower Saxony), orientated appr. 95° (appr W-E). Parallel orientated chamber near the W-end. The planned route of the motorway A1 was fortunately changed in the 1950s to save this and the other nearby late neolithic tombs .|
The earthwork is largely eroded especially in the east, but the chamber in the west is still embedded into some remains of the barrow. Measuring 104m x 8-9m. Original height 2-3m (1,5m and less remaining.
126 kerbstones (according to ) are preserved. Only approximately 20 are missing. These are either removed or fallen and covered by the disintegrated earthwork. Of the remaining kerbstones some are still in situ, most are slightly moved or even fallen to barrow's outside.
 Sprockhoff, Ernst (et al.) – Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands – Teil 3 Niedersachsen - Westfalen, Habelt, Bonn, 1975, Atlasband p. 154/155, Textband p. 13
 Rothmann, B. - http://www.steinzeugen.de (Excellent website covering megalithic tombs and barrows in the „Naturpark Wildeshauser Geest“)
No comments. Why don't you go ahead and post one!
To post comments first you must Register!
Megalithic Portal eGallery, images of megaliths and prehistoric sites worldwide, free to view.