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Submitted by RunaStera on Friday, 15 April 2005  Page Views: 2925

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Langen Steingrab Alternative Name: Auf dem Radberg, Sprockhoff 873
Country: Germany Land: Lower Saxony, Bremen Type: Passage Grave
Nearest Town: Lengerich  Nearest Village: Langen
Latitude: 52.515667N  Longitude: 7.461667E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
no data

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CharcoalBurner89 visited on 4th Nov 2023 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Rather difficult to reach and only with precise location identification. A slightly longer walk is necessary.

johnstone visited on 21st Apr 2005 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 3

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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3 Ambience: 4.5 Access: 3

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by RunaStera : (Vote or comment on this photo)
This large and impressive passage-grave with oval enclosure is situated near Langen in Lower Saxony.

(Site description submitted by Martin_L , June 2009)

Capstones:
The East-West orientated chamber originally had 12 capstones:
3 preserved almost in situ (No. 6, 7 and 9 counting from the West)
6 preserved out of place (No. 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 12)
1 is split in halves (No. 3)
2 are robbed (No. 4, 5)
Clear size approximately is 17m x 1,2m making it a long, but comparatively narrow chamber.

Orthostats:
Northern long-side: 13 orthostats all nearly in situ except for N4 (robbed), N5 (out of place), N11 (out of place)
Southern long-side: 14 orthostats all nearly in situ except for S7 (fallen into the chamber) and S13 (robbed)

Enclosure:
At least 20 enclosure stones are left out of probably 50. Some are still in situ especially in the South. As usual in this area the oval enclosure is parallel to the chamber.

Nowadays (2009) the site is signposted. It is beautifully situated 400m northwest of a hill called "Radberg"on small forest-clearing. Partly it is getting somewhat overgrown with brambles. This wasn't the case in 1989 when I first visited the site. The ambience is magnificent.

Reference:
Sprockhoff in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Niedersachsen-Westfalen, Rudolf Habelt Verlag GmbH, Bonn 1975, Textband p. 107, Atlasblätter 117/118
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Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : Cental part of the chamber with capstones 6 and 7 almost in situ. April 2009 (7 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : View along chambers' southern long side. April 2009 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : September 2019. View along the damaged 12 capstone passage grave. Clear size approximately is 17m x 1,2m making it a long, but comparatively narrow chamber. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : April 2009. Overview from a height of appr. 3,8m. Central (left) and western (right) chamber part. The 2 capstones in situ are No. 6 and 7 (counting from the West). Capstones 4 and 5 are robbed. Several largely fallen and often overgrown kerbstones are visible in the fore- and the background. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by ShamrockStone : Langen Steingrab. Site in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by ShamrockStone

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by johnstone : Looking over the capstones on Apr. 21, 2005

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : April 2009. View inside the best preserved part of the chamber (below capstone 6 and 7). The chamber is more than halfway filled with sand/earth.

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : November 4, 2023

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by johnstone : Side view and ground-plan (1926), Picture credits: Sprockhoff, Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3: Niedersachsen (1975)

Langen Steingrab
Langen Steingrab submitted by johnstone : Reconstruction (1926), Picture credits: Sprockhoff, Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3: Niedersachsen (1975)

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