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Wahnbek Alte Kapelle[850 x 577 jpg]
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|Description ||Passage grave "Alte Kapelle" ("Old Chapel") viewed from the SE.|
The remaining stones are at least halfway embedded to the ground so it is difficult to spot them within the growing season when long grasses partly hide them. Preserved in situ are four chamber- and one passage-orthostat .
oriented NE-SW, length is 80cm (all my measurings are only approx.) at SW long side,
SW long side:
one orthostat (110cm x 70cm, visible height 60cm), adjacent to the remaining passage orthostat
SE narrow side:
one deeply embedded orthostat (60cm x 40 cm, visible height 30cm) most probably marking the south-eastern chamber end
NE long side:
One orthostat (80cm x 60cm, visible height 75cm) located opposite of the remaining one in the SW. So it is possible to determine the clear width of the chamber at its centre: 210cm
Another orthostat to the SE of the latter (90cm x 50cm, visible height 40cm)
Furthermore there are some smaller and four larger stones with unknown purpose, as they obviously are not in situ:
1?: 70cm x 50cm visible height 40cm
2?: 90cm x 60cm visible height 70cm, with drill-hole (for blasting)
3?: 65cm x 40cm, visible height 30cm
4?: 50cm x 50xm, visible height 20cm
As the NW narrow side is lost the original length cannot be exactly determined without data from excavation. Assuming the passage was located at the centre of the SW longside, the chamber had a length of approx. 6m (4- 4,5m clear) and was covered by two or three capstones.
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