Langbett Sachsenwald Alter Hau

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Holger Rix on December 29, 2010

Sachsenwald Alter Hau (1)

Long Barrow in Schleswig-Holstein.

The brontosaurus of Long Barrows in Germany.

Size 154 m x 8,5 m, mound just about 0.70 high. Orientation WNW - ESE.

The visible kerb stones are small in size, most of them about 0.50 m - 0.80 m high, and not deep in the ground. The lack of bigger stones might explain the absence of a stone burial chamber, a feature that can be seen at about 30 long barrows in the Sachsenwald area. (Some of them even without kerb stones)

Survived have 80 stones at the north and 85 at the south long side.

A small path, used mainly by riders, goes right through the barrow, about 30 m from the WNW end.

A number of big trees (1 - 1,5 diameter) grow right on the middle of the mound.

'Alter Hau Grab 1' has never been excavated, but four other chamberless barrows about 500 m S and SE of it have been examined.

Sources:

OFFA 13, Ernst Sprockhoff, 'Kammerlose Hünenbetten im Sachsenwald', p 1-16; Ernst Sprockhoff: Atlas der Megalithgraeber Deutschlands, Teil 1, Schleswig-Holstein

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