<< Our Photo Pages >> Nartum Steingrab - Long Barrow in Germany in Lower Saxony, Bremen

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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Nartum Steingrab Alternative Name: Sprockhoff 651, Hünenkeller (Giant's Cellar)
Country: Germany Land: Lower Saxony, Bremen Type: Long Barrow
Nearest Town: Bremen  Nearest Village: Nartum
Latitude: 53.202730N  Longitude: 9.238810E
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
2 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 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.
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
0no data
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CharcoalBurner89 visited on 10th Jan 2021 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 4 The Long Barrow is right next to the local village cemetery. There are very good parking facilities and the grave is not very difficult to miss due to the large oak tree next to it.

johnstone visited on 29th Jun 2018 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 4

Martin_L have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2 Ambience: 4 Access: 4

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : Pole aerial view from the NW. Damaged chamber of a long barrow. It has preserved 7 out of probably 10 orthostats. Six are in situ, one is moved by the tree visible upper photo edge. Three out of four capstones are robbed. Only fallen capstone C1 (counting from the West) remained. August 2012 (Vote or comment on this photo)
Chambered long barrow in Lower Saxony

Chambered long barrow. The barrow is almost completely removed. The damaged chamber is of unknown type.
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Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : Pole aerial view from the East. Damaged chamber of a long barrow. It has preserved 7 out of probably 10 orthostats. Six are in situ, one is moved by the tree visible lower left photo edge. Three out of four capstones are robbed. Only fallen capstone C1 (counting from the West) remained. August 2012 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by stollentroll : Chambered tomb Nartum (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nartum Steingrab submitted by stollentroll (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nartum Steingrab submitted by stollentroll (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nartum Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : From the WSW: the damaged chamber of a long barrow. It has preserved 7 out of probably 10 orthostats. Six are in situ, one is moved tree growth. Three out of four capstones are robbed. Only fallen capstone C1 (counting from the West) remained. August 2012

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : From the West: the damaged chamber of a long barrow. It has preserved 7 out of probably 10 orthostats. Six are in situ, one is moved tree growth. Three out of four capstones are robbed. Only fallen capstone C1 (counting from the West) remained. August 2012

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : From the East: the damaged chamber of a long barrow. It has preserved 7 out of probably 10 orthostats. Six are in situ, one is moved tree growth. Three out of four capstones are robbed. Only fallen capstone C1 (counting from the West) remained. August 2012

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by Martin_L : From the NW: the damaged chamber of a long barrow. It has preserved 7 out of probably 10 orthostats. Six are in situ, one is moved tree growth. Three out of four capstones are robbed. Only fallen capstone C1 (counting from the West) remained. August 2012

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : April 10, 2021

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : January 10, 2021

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89

Nartum Steingrab
Nartum Steingrab submitted by johnstone : Reconstruction and ground-plan (1930), Picture credits: Sprockhoff, Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Teil 3: Niedersachsen (1975)

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Re: Nartum Steingrab by CharcoalBurner89 on Friday, 12 March 2021
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The alternative name (from the information board at the site) is: "Hünenkeller". This information is also listed in the book from Dr. Tempel.
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    Re: Nartum Steingrab by Andy B on Friday, 12 March 2021
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    Thanks. I've added that. My auto-translator translates Hünenkeller as 'giant cellar' - should that be 'Giant's Cellar'? (as in cellar of a Giant?)

    For Long Barrows vs Chambered Tombs vs Passage Graves we have this problem with sites in lots of countries. We usually take Long Barrow to mean 'Earthen Long Barrow' - so no stones (or no visible stones).

    But sometimes the meanings overlap so I think Long Barrow may be better here. I wish we could have proper translations of the names available in all languages on our pages and be fully multi-lingual but we just don't have the resources (or tech!). Thanks for the corrections, we appreciate it.
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      Re: Nartum Steingrab by CharcoalBurner89 on Friday, 12 March 2021
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      "Hüne" is a very tall, broad-shouldered man or creature (a giant-man). It is a very German word: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hüne A giant would be "Riese" in German language. With the "cellar" you are right.
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        Re: Nartum Steingrab by Andy B on Friday, 12 March 2021
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        OK Giant's Cellar sounds good in English - I've added that to the Alternate Names as well as Hünenkeller. Very interesting, thanks. Update: OK this is the same Hüne as in Hünebedden - yes of course...
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Re: Nartum Steingrab by CharcoalBurner89 on Friday, 12 March 2021
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A case for the German administrators of the site:
The "Nartum Steingrab" is a long barrow and not a chambered tomb. The relevant literature from the offical responsible archologist Dr. Tempel describes the large stone grave as a long barrow.
You can check this information here:
Tempel, Wolf-Dieter (1999): Auf ur- und frühgeschichtlichen Spuren durch den Landkreis Rotenburg, Wegweiser zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Niedersachsen - Heft 22, Oldenburg p. 42-43
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    Re: Nartum Steingrab by Martin_L on Monday, 15 March 2021
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    Thank you for your comment. The category has been specified accordingly. Actually it belongs to the general category of chambered tombs (as such it has been filed in classic literature). As traces of a covering long barrow have been detected afterwards this nowadays indeed may be referred to as "long barrow" which i actually did in the description of my photos. An even more specific category would be "chambered long barrow", a category we do not have.
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