Harhoog

harhoog

The Harhoog is an extended dolmen, megalithic tomb from the Funnelbeaker culture.

Location

Near Keitum, on the island of Sylt in Germany.

Found

Discovered in 1925

Shifting

The megalithic Harhoog burial chambers were moved from their original place to the area near the swimming pool at Tipkenhog on the coast in 1954 because the airport of the island Sylt needed more space.

Facts

The graves at Harhoog are dated to the late Stone Age and belonged to ancient settlements of the island’s Funnelbeaker culture, probably around 3000 BC.

There were once approximately 600 graves but today about half of them still exist.

The megalithic tombs are built with large, rough stone slabs (one or more) which are arranged in different patterns.

Harhoog Dolmen is an extended dolmen, under Ernst Sprockhoff’s 6-category classification.

The other 5 classifications of Sprockhoff are: –

Simple Dolmen

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Great Dolmen

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Passage Grave

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Long Barrows (without a burial chamber)

N071890

Cist

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Sprockhoff

He was a German Pre-historian and inventor of the Sprockhoff numbering system for megalithic monuments in Germany.

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