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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Molmke Steingrab Alternative Name: Altmark 34
Country: Germany Land: Saxony-Anhalt Type: Chambered Tomb
Nearest Town: Salzwedel  Nearest Village: Molmke
Latitude: 52.733041N  Longitude: 10.872320E
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.
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 26th Feb 2022 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 3 Like many in this region, this megalithic tomb lies directly on a field. You should therefore arrive before the start of sowing. Ideally in late autumn and winter.

johnstone visited on 31st Aug 2020 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 4



Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3 Ambience: 3.5 Access: 3.5

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : 1.4km west of the small village Molmke, south of Diesdorf, not far from Diesdorf Steingrab 3, there is another typical 'Altmark Grossdolmen' with enclosure. And same as the other barrows in the area, the enclosure has two oversized guardian stones in the corners of the south-east end. Unfortunately the NW part of the enclosure is missing. Thats exactly where the comparative well preserved ... (Vote or comment on this photo)
Chambered Tomb in Saxony-Anhalt

1.4km west of the small village Molmke, south of Diesdorf, not far from Diesdorf Steingrab 3,
there is another typical 'Altmark Grossdolmen' with enclosure.
And same as the other barrows in the area, the enclosure has two oversized guardian stones in
the corners of the south-east end. Unfortunately the NW part of the enclosure is missing.
Thats exactly where the comparative well preserved chamber is located.

There is something unusual about this chamber.
It has a trapezoid shape, according to the 'Großsteingräber in der Altmark' book 9.9m x 3.2m/2.1m.
3.2m is a pretty big distance. In fact, I don't know another chamber that wide.
Strange thing is, the widest remaining capstone spans 2.5m - obviously not big enough to cover
the chamber on the wider NW end. Without any doubt, the uprights have moved since the erection,
esp. because the enclosure has been robbed at this end.
But, if you look at the pictures, the concerning uprights are still...
well... upright. A 'weak' orthostat should tilt in- or outwards.
At first sight, this isn't the case.

Anyhow, five capstones are still intact, but have sunken into the chamber.
The chamber had (at least) seven uprights on each long side.


References:

Johann Friedrich Danneil
'Specielle Nachweisung der Hünengräber in der Altmark'
Sechster Jahresbericht (Neuhaldensleben-Gardelegen 1843)
No. 42

Eduard Krause, Otto Schoetensack
'Die megalithischen Gräber (Steinkammergräber) Deutschlands'
Zeitschrift für Ethnologie
25. Band v. 1893, No. 77, p. 146

Hartmut Bock, Barbara Fritsch, Lothar Mittag
'Großsteingräber in der Altmark'
Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt
Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle (Saale)
2006, No. 34, p. 133
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Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : February 26, 2022 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : 1.4km west of the small village Molmke, south of Diesdorf, not far from Diesdorf Steingrab 3, there is another typical 'Altmark Grossdolmen' with enclosure. And same as the other barrows in the area, the enclosure has two oversized guardian stones in the corners of the south-east end. Unfortunately the NW part of the enclosure is missing. Thats exactly where the comparative well preserved ... (Vote or comment on this photo)

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : Unfortunately the NW part of the enclosure is missing. Thats exactly where the comparative well preserved chamber is located. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : In front one of the guardians, fallen outwards. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : February 26, 2022

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by johnstone : Looking at the chamber, Aug.31, 2020

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by johnstone : A disorderly spot of stones, oaks and birchs on Aug.31, 2020

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by johnstone : View towards the chamber, Aug.31, 2020

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : There is something unusual about this chamber. It has a trapezoid shape, according to the 'Großsteingräber in der Altmark' book 9.9m x 3.2m/2.1m. 3.2m is a pretty big distance. In fact, I don't know another chamber that wide. Strange thing is, the widest remaining capstone spans 2.5m - obviously not big enough to cover the chamber on the wider NW end. Without any doubt, the uprights have...

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix (7 comments)

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : 1.4km west of the small village Molmke, south of Diesdorf, not far from Diesdorf Steingrab 3, there is another typical 'Altmark Grossdolmen' with enclosure.

Molmke Steingrab
Molmke Steingrab submitted by holger_rix : Screenshot from: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 25. Band von 1893 Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT download: http://www.archive.org/details/zeitschriftfret01urgegoog

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