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Dolmen Goddess Langeneichstädt

© Copyright by Dolmen goddess Langeneichstädt, Photo: E. Becher

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The dolmen goddess testifies to the afterlife conceptions of the people 5500 years ago.

During fieldwork in 1987 a stone chamber grave was discovered by chance. It has a total length of 5.3 m. Besides some jewellery made of animal bones, pearls, marble and amber, subsequent archaeological investigations revealed a menhir statue. It was built into the burial chamber. Originally, the stone probably stood free. During the construction of the burial chamber it was used as a cover
The dolmen goddess testifies to the afterlife conceptions of the people 5500 years ago.

During fieldwork in 1987 a stone chamber grave was discovered by chance. It has a total length of 5.3 m. Besides some jewellery made of animal bones, pearls, marble and amber, subsequent archaeological investigations revealed a menhir statue. It was built into the burial chamber. Originally, the stone probably stood free. During the construction of the burial chamber it was used as a cover plate. The grave and the statue were built between 3600 and 2700 BC. The menhir has clearly visible incisions. At the upper end a highly stylized representation stands out, which is interpreted as a portrait of the dolmen goddess. An axe motif can also be seen. The incisions are interpreted as symbols of fertility. Clear smoothing marks on the sides of the menhir statue indicate a ritual use: By touching it one hoped for fertility for animals, fields and not least for humans. The original of the dolmen goddess of Langeneichstädt is on display in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle. A true-to-the-original copy of the statue can be found at the site where it was found. 
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Car: L177 direction Mücheln OT Langeneichstädt; train:
Stop Langeneichstädt (footpath 2.5 km) ;
Bicycle: lies on the Himmelsscheibenradweg

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Address:

Warteverein e. V. - Grave of the Dolmen Goddess Langeneichstädt

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06249 Mücheln (Hostage Valley)
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