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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Atomic bomb over Nagasaki

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/27/2022 - 14:18

The second atomic bomb dropped by the Americans over Japan was nicknamed Fat Man and when it was dropped on August 9, 1945 in Nagasaki, it killed 36,000 people immediately and countless later, who ultimately died as a result of the radioactivity.

Nagasaki was chosen by the Americans because, in addition to its economic importance, the location of the city and its surrounding mountain slopes promised the maximum destructive effect of the dropped atomic bomb.

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Atomic bomb over Hiroshima

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 18:28

Visiting Hiroshima during one of our longer trips to Japan moved us deeply. It is not possible to walk past the "Atomic Bomb Dome" of the former Chamber of Commerce and Industry building without shuddering inwardly. The shock wave of the nuclear explosion hit this dome almost vertically at a height of 600 meters, so that parts of its construction resisted.

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Piton de la Fournaise

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 17:09

The Piton de la Fournaise is 2632 m high and was formed around 400,000 years ago on the south side of the Piton des Neiges. Although it is the last active volcano on Reunion, it is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It erupts almost every year, although it remains quite calculable. Thin lava emerges from its vent and occasionally "floods" the coast road. This spectacle attracts onlookers from all over the island.

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