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Submitted by RunaStera on Sunday, 17 April 2005  Page Views: 2973

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Hekese Grab B Alternative Name: Sprockhoff 883
Country: Germany Land: Lower Saxony, Bremen Type: Chambered Tomb
Nearest Town: Berge  Nearest Village: Hekese
Latitude: 52.590050N  Longitude: 7.778450E
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
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3 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
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4 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
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CharcoalBurner89 visited on 1st Jul 2023 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 4 Both megalithic tombs are really wonderfully well preserved except for the missing tumulus.

johnstone visited on 7th Sep 2016 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 4

SolarMegalith visited on 1st Aug 2007 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 4

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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3 Ambience: 3.67 Access: 4

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by RunaStera : Hunebed #883 - Hekese Grave B - the inner wisth of the chamber is 19m x max. 3.5m. Special to this grave is, that it is linked by a 53m long stone-row (alignement) to Hekese Grave A (#884). (Vote or comment on this photo)
Chambered Tomb in Lower Saxony, Bremen

Just north of Restruper Strasse, close to Restrup. The site is highly unique in that it is about 100 meters long and consists of two chambered tombs connected by 2 53 Meter long parallel stone rows orientated NNW-SSE. The chambered tombs respectively measure 20 Meters by 3 Meters and 19 Meters by 3.5 Meters and date to about 2500 BCE. The Northernmost tomb is in the best condition and still has most of the cap stones in place.
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Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by Martin_L : The massive 9 capstone chamber viewed from the North-West. Length is 21m, the width varies from 4m to 5m. Only one out of twenty-one orthostats is missing. Seven out of nine capstones [1] are preserved, but due to historic destruction attempts (including the removal of all smaller stones and the complete drywalling) the chamber largely collapsed. Only capstone C7 still is resting on its orthostats... (Vote or comment on this photo)

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by greywether : Site in Lower Saxony, Bremen.This is the north site (and probably the better) of the two here. August 1994 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by Martin_L : Inside the chamber below slightly moved capstone C7. View North. Fallen capstone C6 at pictures' centre. Although the structure is heavily disturbed by historic destruction attempts it is an outstanding site. May 2010 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by Martin_L : No quarries in this areas. The funnel-beaker people only had glacial granite erratics to built the chambers. The flat sides of the erratics usually face towards the inside of the chambers as visible at the two south-eastern orthostats visible in this picture. Background showing capstone C7, the only capstone that is not fallen, but it also is not in situ anymore. May 2010 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by Martin_L : As a result of historic destruction attempts the central capstone (approx. 4,5m x 3m) is broken. View SE. May 2010

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by Martin_L : Centre: moved capstone C7. Foreground left: fallen capstone C8. Centre background below C7: capstone C6 fallen into the chamber. View towards NW. May 2010

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : July 1, 2023

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by ShamrockStone : Hekese Grab B. Site in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by ShamrockStone

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : July 1, 2023

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by Martin_L : Detail of the northern chamber at Hekese. The chambers are gigantic. Sadly all drywalling and the earthwork are removed. This probably caused most capstones to collapse into the chamber. Still very impressive sites. May 2022

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

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

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by johnstone : As seen from the north on Sep.7, 2016

Hekese Grab B
Hekese Grab B submitted by SolarMegalith : Hekese - the northern Grosssteingrab (Sprockhoff 883).

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 31m SE 124° Hekese Steinsetzung* Stone Row / Alignment
 67m SE 140° Hekese Grab A* Chambered Tomb
 155m SE 139° Hekese Grabhügelfeld* Barrow Cemetery
 1.6km ESE 104° Bockraden Modern Menhir* Modern Stone Circle etc
 1.6km E 101° Hünengrab Bockraden* Chambered Tomb
 1.7km S 189° Restruper Näpfchenstein* Rock Art
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 2.6km ESE 101° Basum Hügelgrab 2 Round Barrow(s)
 2.7km ESE 114° Basum Huegelgrab 1 Round Barrow(s)
 2.8km ESE 106° Basum Hügelgräberfeld Barrow Cemetery
 3.2km SE 128° Eggermuehlen Huegelgrab (1)* Round Barrow(s)
 3.9km SSW 201° Teufelsstein (Klein Bokern) Natural Stone / Erratic / Other Natural Feature
 4.3km S 173° Basum Hügelgrab 3 Round Barrow(s)
 4.6km SSW 207° Hexentanzplatz Dalum Chambered Tomb
 4.8km SSW 205° Deuvels Brotschapp Natural Stone / Erratic / Other Natural Feature
 5.3km SSW 211° Großsteingrab Dalum* Chambered Tomb
 5.4km SE 125° Holsten Huegelgraeber* Round Barrow(s)
 5.8km SSW 192° Steingrab Klein Bokern* Chambered Tomb
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 7.9km SE 126° Nonnenberg Huegelgrab* Round Barrow(s)
 8.2km NW 312° De Smäe Steingrab* Chambered Tomb
 9.0km SW 235° Lonnerbecke Hügelgrab 2 Round Barrow(s)
 9.6km S 172° Plaggenschale Hügelgräberfeld Barrow Cemetery
 10.2km SE 140° Krähenberg Hügelgrab* Round Barrow(s)
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