Large stone graves near Vehre

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Large stone graves near Vehre "Devil's oven" and "Devil's baking trough"
Devil's oven

Devil's oven

Great stone graves near Vehre (Lower Saxony)
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Coordinates 52 ° 20 '58.7 "  N , 8 ° 9' 33.2"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 20 '58.7 "  N , 8 ° 9' 33.2"  E
place Vehre , Lower Saxony , Germany
Emergence 3500 to 2800 BC Chr.
Sprockhoff no. 915-916
Devil's baking trough

The large stone graves near Vehre - popularly known as the “devil's oven” and “devil's baking or dough trough” - are badly damaged Neolithic large stone graves . They are either both of the passage grave type , but possibly one is an extended dolmen with the Sprockhoff no. 915 - 916. They originated between 3500 and 2800 BC. BC as megalithic systems of the funnel beaker culture (TBK). Neolithic monuments are an expression of the culture and ideology of Neolithic societies. Their origin and function are considered to be the hallmarks of social development.

The facilities are located near the Wittekindsweg, in the north of Vehre , a district of Belm in the Osnabrück district in Lower Saxony, and are signposted in the TERRA.vita nature and geopark on a hiking trail that also leads to the black chalk pit.

Devil's Oven (Vehre Tomb I)

It is the remains of a six by two meter large passage grave (Sprockhoff No. 916) with a clearly recognizable entrance in the middle of the south side of which nine bearing stones and four cap stones have been preserved.

Devil's baking trough (Vehre Grab II)

From the chamber (Sprockhoff No. 915), which is in the remains of the hill, there are seven bearing stones and three cap stones. Remnants of the enclosure are said to have been visible in 1920. A side entrance could not be determined, so Ernst Sprockhoff considered the facility to be an extended dolmen.

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Web links

Commons : Great stone graves near Vehre  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz (ed.): Guide to prehistoric and early historical monuments - Das Osnabrücker Land III , Vol. 44, 1979, pp. 18f
  2. J. Müller In: Varia neolithica VI 2009 p. 15