56 Megalithic Tomb in Klecken


Monumental megalithic tombs still characterise the northern German landscape today. Experiments have shown that up to 30 men were needed to move one of the huge boulders from which the megalithic tombs were built. The Klecken grave is a so-called passage grave. The actual burial chamber was located in the 48 m long and 6 m wide long mound enclosed by 76 upright boulders. It was 6 m long and 1.5 m wide and accessible from the outside through a low, narrow passage. The dead were buried here for several generations.

Info: Showcase 56

Megalithic Tomb (Model)

Age: 4000 - 2800 v. Chr. Neolithic period

Material: (?)

Location: Klecken