Emsen Ganggrab

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Holger Rix on March 27, 2008

Emsen Ganggrab

Coming from the destroyed tomb of the nearby Langenrehm, I was very impressed when I realized the state of this beautiful passage grave in a forest near Emsen.

The way to go into the forest was very muddy, only a lot of horse riders passed by. The tomb is some 50 metres off the path, and not visible from there. So you come nearer and it kind of appears from the ground, because the earthwork of a Long Barrow is still there, just that all the outer stones are gone.

The tomb was excevated in 1950 by Willi Wegewitz and Ernst Sprockhoff.

Almost all the capstones are missing, but looking at the construction of the uprights and the passage is very interesting. Eight stones are leaned to the middle, standing there exactly in position. The stones look very similar, which adds to the perfect look of the tomb. The passage is very small and has an interesting detail, a small flatened stone is the door.

I recommend the 'Emsen Ganggrab' for an unforgetable visit. I was there just now, so the autumn leaves add to the feeling of the pictures.

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  • Uploaded on March 27, 2008
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    by Holger Rix
    • Camera: SAMSUNG TECHWIN CO., LTD. Samsung S850
    • Taken on 2007/10/21 16:48:13
    • Exposure: 0.200s (1/5)
    • Focal Length: 7.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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