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Im gro▀en Sande - Her▀um
Im gro▀en Sande - Her▀um

This Emsland chamber is oriented from east to west. There was en entry tunnel in the middle of the southern side of the passage, but no stones are left here. There have been twelve yokes each consisting of two wall stones and one capstone. The chamber is 20 m of length. At the ends the passage narrows to 1.5m width, while in the middle it measures 2 m. The carriers are all collapsed and many stones are missing.
In a close circle the chamber was surrounded by a ring of stones, of which only ten stones remain.

A typical architecture of prehistoric graves are the Emsländer Kammer. They are passage-graves measuring more than 20m length and 2m width and 1m hight inside. Most are oriented from east to west and have an entrance in the middle of the southern side. They originally were buried within long, oval earth mounds, that were bordered with small erratic blocks. Sometimes there are dual or triple passage chambers.
Those graves were built by the first farmers and ranchers of Europe. It were people of the Trichterbecherkultur between 3400 and 2800 B.C. Those places were used for many generations. The skeletons are decayed, as the soil does not contain much lime.

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About...
Age:> 4000
Town:49774 Her▀um
Administration:Emsland
State:Niedersachsen
Sprockhoff ID:867
Picture file name:imgq2158.jpg
Picture date:08.05.2008 19:24:00

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