Galeriegrab Gudensberg

The Galeriegrab Gudensberg, also known as the Lautariusgrab, is a megalithic tomb located near the town of Gudensberg, Germany.

Galeriegrab Gudensberg

The Galeriegrab Gudensberg, also known as the Lautariusgrab, is a megalithic tomb located near the town of Gudensberg in the German state of Hesse. It is believed to date back to the Neolithic period, approximately 3500 BCE.

The tomb is a rectangular stone structure that is approximately 30 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 1.5 meters high. It consists of several upright stone slabs that support a large capstone, creating a chamber-like structure. The interior of the tomb contains several small side chambers that would have held the remains of the deceased.

The Galeriegrab Gudensberg is significant because it is one of the few megalithic tombs in Germany that has been preserved in its original state. It is also noteworthy because of the large number of artifacts that have been found in and around the tomb, including pottery, flint tools, and animal bones. The tomb is believed to have been used as a burial site for several hundred years, and it is thought that many different individuals were buried there during this time.

The Galeriegrab Gudensberg is a protected archaeological site, and visitors can explore the tomb and the surrounding area.

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