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Bronze Age Menhir of Weilheim
Bronze Age Menhir of Weilheim
This menhir was reconstructed from ist fragments found in building substance nearby. Examinations in 1986 could not assign this stone to other cultures or i.e. burial rituals. No similar stone was recovered within wide range in northern Europe.
The frontal side of the stone (unfortunately not visible well on the fotos) has engravings of "stabdolch" tool, which was an insignum of power. This allows dating to the early bronze age. Engravings on the back side seem irregularly and are not understood.
Those grand menhirs (standing stones) are the famous ones in Germany. Especially the Gollenstein, which is the largest one of these. Noone is sure what they were meant for. Some must have had cult importance. Prehistoric chiselers work indicates a matriarchal meaning on the Fraubillenkreuz.
The christianization left its marks, see also on the Fraubillenkreuz, or the Saulheim menhir.

Town:72072 Weilheim
Picture file name:jdsc05402.jpg
Picture date:21.09.2015 14:21:00
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