Rubkow stone grave
|Rubkow stone grave|
|place||Rubkow , Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Germany|
|Emergence||3500 to 2800 BC Chr.|
The large stone grave Rubkow is a megalithic grave complex of the Neolithic funnel cup culture near Rubkow in the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald ( Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania ). It bears the Sprockhoff number 557.
The grave is on the northeastern outskirts of Rubkow near an agricultural facility in a group of trees.
The complex has a trapezoidal barren bed oriented approximately north-south with a length of 22 m and a width of 8 m in the south and 6 m in the north. The enclosure is only preserved in remnants. On the long sides there are still some stones in situ , on the west side a long clearing trench marks the former locations of other stones. On the southern narrow side there is still a stone in situ, at the corners of the northern side the two large guardian stones . At the southern end of the megalithic bed lies the burial chamber , which is oriented parallel to it and which is a large dolmen . Originally it probably consisted of four yokes. Two wall stones on the long sides and the northern end stone are still preserved. All are still in situ. The remaining wall stones and all cap stones are missing. The chamber is about 4 to 5 m long and 3 m wide. Since the existing stones are very deep in the ground, it can be assumed that the burials are still largely preserved.
- Hans-Jürgen Beier : The megalithic, submegalithic and pseudomegalithic buildings as well as the menhirs between the Baltic Sea and the Thuringian Forest. Contributions to the prehistory and early history of Central Europe 1. Wilkau-Haßlau 1991, p. 24.
- Ewald Schuldt : The Mecklenburg megalithic graves. Research on their architecture and function. VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1972, p. 131.
- Ernst Sprockhoff : Atlas of the megalithic tombs of Germany. Part 2: Mecklenburg - Brandenburg - Pomerania. Rudolf-Habelt Verlag, Bonn 1967, p. 85.
- The Megalithic Portal: Rubkow Long Bed