Munkwolstrup Langbett [LA31]

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Holger Rix on October 16, 2007

Munkwolstrup Langbett [LA31] A restored Long Barrow in Munkwolstrup. This is Angeln in the North-Eastern part of Schleswig-Holstein. I have seen the restored Long Barrow of (not-too-far) Karlsminde, and was much disappointed about what they did in Munkwolstrup. Only 2 of the original stones were left in 1951. The barrow had about 60 stones each side before, and 5 stones on the front. The only basis for the rebuild was a 300 year old sketch. This sketch was done in a strange way, the barrow was lined out in an exact rectangle. I have seen other sketches of that age (about Albersdorf) and there the graves were also drawn with an exact rectangular shape, not in the rounded and stretched form they really had. Anyway, the stone rows here are set up like they used an alignment laser. The tombs seem to be made from pure fantasy, well, they could have been like that. The 6 other barrows, located all around this Long Barrow, resemble the original state of the restored one. Nothing is left there, just some scattered stones and holes where the tombs have been before. Furthermore they had the strange idea to use the Long Barrow as a path through the ages. You walk along some information signs, on a small footpath inside the barrow.

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    by Holger Rix