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Rock carvings at Züschen Tomb, Hessen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
N 51° 10.433 E 009° 14.433
32U E 516816 N 5669188
Quick Description: Prehistoric rock carvings can be seen at the Züschen tomb (German: Steinkammergrab von Züschen) a prehistoric burial monument located between Lohne and Züschen, near Fritzlar, Hesse, Germany
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/23/2014 11:41:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMKZRY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ambrosia
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Züschen tomb (German: Steinkammergrab von Züschen) is a prehistoric burial monument, located between Lohne and Züschen, near Fritzlar, Hesse, Germany. One of the most striking features of the tomb is the presence of carved symbols on the slabs inside the chamber. Lines are formed of rows of individual punched dots, possibly applied with a very early metal tool. One of the more common symbols is a simple line with an attached open semicircle, usually interpreted as a stylised depiction of cattle. Normally, two of these symbols are linked by a further line with emphasised terminals. This may be a simple depiction of a plough. More rarely, two of them are linked by what resembles a yoke and pole, suggesting a cart. Occasionally overlapping signs suggest that the individual carvings are in no meaningful relationship to one another, but represent an accumulation of individual signs.

Source of information: Wikipedia (visit link)
Type of Pictograph: Petroglyph

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