Leubingen tumulus

The Leubingen Tumulus is an ancient burial mound located in the Thuringia region of central Germany.

Leubingen tumulus

The Leubingen Tumulus is an ancient burial mound located in the Thuringia region of central Germany. It dates back to the Early Bronze Age, around 2000 BCE, and is one of the largest and most well-preserved burial mounds of its kind in Germany.

The mound is approximately 50 meters in diameter and 7 meters in height, and is surrounded by a circular ditch that is thought to have had a ceremonial function. The central burial chamber is made of stone and is thought to have contained the remains of a high-ranking individual or a family group.

Excavations of the Leubingen Tumulus have revealed a number of important artifacts, including a collection of gold objects that are considered some of the finest examples of Early Bronze Age goldsmithing in Europe. The gold objects include a diadem, a belt, and a number of pieces of jewelry, all of which were buried with the deceased as part of their funerary offerings.

In addition to the gold objects, the tomb also contained a number of ceramic vessels, bronze weapons, and other objects that provide important insights into the material culture of the Early Bronze Age in central Europe.

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