Digital Photography

Ale's Stones - Stone ship in Sweden

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 04/29/2022 - 19:43

Ales stenar (English "Ale's Stones") is a so-called stone ship near the town of Kåseberga in the Swedish municipality of Ystad. At 67 meters long and 19 meters wide, this construction is one of the largest preserved ship settings in Scandinavia.
59 sandstones up to 3 meters high were placed here in the shape of a ship on a hill about 37 meters high around the 6th century AD. An urn containing fragments of burned human bones and charcoal was found in the complex.


The Externsteine

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 20:48

Located in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the southern part of the Lippe district, the Externsteine ​​have enchanted the people living here and also visitors for thousands of years and serve as the basis for many myths, fairy tales and sagas. The connection to pagan rituals of the Germans is often a topic and on Walpurgis Night and the winter and summer solstices this rock formation becomes the focus of visitors from all over the world who are looking for or want to strengthen their spiritual experiences here.


The Poulnabrone Dolmen

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 04/06/2022 - 15:21

The Poulnabrone Dolmen (English: the hole of worries) is one of the most famous megalithic complexes in Ireland and was built in the Neolithic period, probably between 3800 and 3200 BC. It is therefore over 5000 years old. During the time of the Celts around 600 - 500 BC. it was used as a druid altar.

The dolmen is a portal tomb. Located in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, the dolmen is composed of two orthostats supporting a capstone approximately 12 feet long. Originally it was covered by a cairn.


The stone rows of Lagatjar

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 14:19

The Lagatjar Stone Rows are located on the Crozon Peninsula in the Finistère department of Brittany in France near Camaret-sur-Mer. It is believed that 400 menhirs - large and small - should have stood here, which made up the main building with a total length of 600 meters.

And these rows of stones are also of great importance for galactic hitchhikers, as the longest row consists of 42 menhirs with a length of about 200 meters.


Megalithic culture in Carnac

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 19:08

In Carnac there are rows of stones (French/Alignments) of menhirs (Celtic/large stone), which consist mainly of granite rock from the Breton coast and numbered around 3000 in the years of construction. The largest menhirs are about 4 meters high and are always at the western end of the corresponding row. To the east, the menhirs become smaller and smaller in their approximately 3 km long rows until they are only half a meter high. Originally, the rows were probably even 8 kilometers long.


Volbers Hünensteine - 1956 und 2021

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 03/31/2022 - 13:10

If you travel to the large and long graves of the road of megalithic culture between Osnabrück and Oldenburg, there is a very special Early Stone Age construction near Hüven in Emsland: the Volbers Hünensteine (also called Hüven-Nord with the Sprockhoff no. 842). In June 1956, Lisa and Rudi, Karin's parents, who lived in Lahn at the time, were photographed here. We have recreated the photos and the comparison also shows the changes in the dolmens over the past 65 years.


Route of Megalithic Culture in Emsland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 03/31/2022 - 12:17

From Oldenburg to Osnabrück, the route of megalithic culture in Emsland runs around 330 kilometers to 33 well-preserved Neolithic burial sites that were built around 5000 years ago. And detours from this route lead to other "dole graves" or at least to places where special rock formations serve as an indication of buildings from the Early Stone Age.

This article shows photos of the following megalithic tombs:


Megalithic culture on the Hümling

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 03/30/2022 - 18:58

Anyone who deals with Stone Age buildings may first think of England's world-famous stone circle called Stonehenge. But also individually standing menhirs (Celtic/large stone), rows of stones (French/alignements), cromlechs (Welsh/curvature) and dolmens (Breton/stone table) are well-known designations for buildings whose age is estimated at 3000 to 5000 years. The different languages ​​already show that these are not regionally limited architectural or structural achievements.