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Verirrte Steine

 ...oder "Papa?! Was ist eigentlich ein Hühnergrab..?"

von Planipedes     Deutschland > Schleswig-Holstein > Nordfriesland

N 54° 56.423' E 008° 19.761' (WGS84)

 andere Koordinatensysteme
 Größe: kein Behälter
Status: kann gesucht werden
 Strecke: 15 km
 Versteckt am: 18. Oktober 2010
 Veröffentlicht am: 15. September 2014
 Letzte Änderung: 26. September 2016
 Listing: http://opencaching.de/OC114AF
Auch gelistet auf: geocaching.com 

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Beschreibung    Deutsch  ·  English

englishOn this place you can find more than a dozend megaliths and a big number of smaller foundlings.  They were discovert more than 140 years ago, but there are a lot of questions left, nobody can give a sure answer until today. Megaliths (-> greek mega = big, lithos = stone) are named "erratic blocks" by geologists (-> lat. erratus = estray, thus "strayed stones" -> "verirrte Steine"), which lay around on the earths surface without correlation to the surrounding stone mass. They arise from regions, which are partially far away from their actual place. Geologists assume, that the blocks were detached from the high mountains and through huge forces taken from their original homeland. Which forces this might have been is in the most cases ambiguous.

Some scientists think, that megalithes are thrown out by volcanoes or formally they even thought that megalithe s came from the moon  :-) but Megalitheneven more probable is the theory that the northern hemisphere of the earth was once covered with a bulky icecoat. Later the icemasses melted and established glaciers which shrank over thousands of years, moving slowly over the lowlands. Those took the stoneblocks away, which were torn from the Alps maybe. The glaciers formed and ground the huge stones and left them somewhere behind. Even probable is another theory that the stones might have been moved by swimming ice masses, the megalithes could have been captured inside. The stones you can find here have a similar consistency like the stonemasses from the Jura mountains in Switzerland and you can find many of them at different places in Germany and other parts of Europe like Poland, Russia and the Scandinavian regions. On the other hand it is also possible that the stones were moved at the time of the expansion of the ice masses. This would mean, rather, the stones come from the Scandinavian site.

The stones form an extraordinarily beautiful passage-tomb, whose barrow is still present. Its name "Denghoog" (English like "court-hub") comes from the Middle Ages, since that location was used by the Germanic tribes as a place for legal matters. This grave consists of three capstones lying on four sidestones. The chamber has two endstones in the west and three on the eastern side. The entrance consists of seven capstones on seven sidestones each side. The chamber is 15 feet long and 10 feet wide, the passage has a length of 11.5 feet. The grave was erected about 5000 years ago as a burial place for a clan or family. It is a very interesting grave, as during its first excavation in 1868 by the geologist Ferdinand Wibel from Hamburg it still was untouched, so many sacrificial offerings could be saved. He found numerous remains of human bones as well as ceramics and jewellery. The finds are now at the castle of Gottorf in Schleswig, some copies of them can be seen in the museum of Keitum.

Now the question is, how humans 5000 years ago could manage to move such massively huge stones and gather them on one place, erect them and even stack them? Megalithen bewegenThe wheel had not been devised yet and there had not been any metal to build stable tools to accomplish those difficult missions. All they had were stones, wood and ropes made of plants. They used those materials to braid nettings, in a fashion, that many people could pull on. Via cranks and digging methods they had the ability to move the megalithes away from their founding spot. Instead of wheels they used bobbins made of tree trunks which were finished with hatchets and stone knifes. In that way they managed the transport of the heavy-weight stones over many miles. Every time a bobbin got free at the end of the pulled megalithe it was brough to the front to use it again. At the end, at the destination, for instance here in Wenningstedt, the Stone Age humans arranged seatings, the megalithes were set in and could be errected to have a kind of wall. When the walls were finished, the arrangement was filled up with soil and with even more effort the coverstones were fit. At last, after completition, they removed the soil from the cave.

Since the land, where the stray stones are lying, is owned by Söl'ring Foriining (Sylt Association), the complex is well supported an there are guided Grabhügeltoures, and they take care to prevent it frombeeing vandalised a.s.o. Anyone who wants to learn more about megalithes and foundlings, the movement of the stones and the mystic world of stone age tribes, should come here during the opening hours (Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m. - except in the winter, guided tours prior consultation). Contact is the domestic association Söl'ring Föriining.To get the log-approval you have to solve two questions: 1.) Which special attribute does the edgestone at the westside of the passage "show"? 2.) What is the disk club (Scheibenkeule) made of, which was found inside the tomb in 1868? Take a photograph of yourself and/or your team in front of, on top of or inside the hub and post it after appoval to your log. Please send your answers to the eMail-address "answer 1"."answer 2"@online.de (example: Abrasion.Marble@online.de) - in case the answers are correct, you will receive the logapproval immediately. Please write your nickname into the mail-heading, so i can relate it to your log. I'm sorry, but logs without logapproval are subject for deletion.

Happy caching, Planipedes!

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gefunden Der Cache ist in gutem oder akzeptablem Zustand. Empfohlen 13. August 2016 martl hat den Geocache gefunden

Hier kamen wir genau rechtzeitig, kurz nach 11 machte der Laden auf und wir durften besichtigen, natürlich haben wir es uns nicht nehmen lassen durch den Kriechgang rein und über die Leiter raus  ;-) Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen, sehr interessant.

Achja, und danke für die schnelle und einfache Logfreigabe.

Martina (mit Kathi und Josef)

Bilder für diesen Logeintrag:
martl & Josef & Kathi @ verirrte Steinemartl & Josef & Kathi @ verirrte Steine

gefunden 17. Juli 2016, 12:00 Wummelteam hat den Geocache gefunden

Danke für die Freigabe. Auch geloggt bei Geocaching.com

Bilder für diesen Logeintrag:
Verirrte SteineVerirrte Steine

gefunden 01. Juni 2016 @strid hat den Geocache gefunden

Ein weiterer sLachendnniger Urlaubstag auf Sylt, heute zusammen mit lisbeth31 eine kleine Fahrradtour gemacht.
Dabei sind wir auch an diesem interessanten Earthcache vorbeigekommen.
Und wieder mal ein Cache nach dem Motto: "Wer lesen kann ist klar im Vorteil!" Wir konnten es anscheinend mal wieder nicht und so mußten wir den Owner um Hilfe bitten. Die wurde uns auch netterweise gewährt.
Danke für das Aufmerksammachen auf diesen Ort.

TFTC, @strid


Auch geloggt auf Geocaching.com

gefunden 12. März 2016, 22:02 Chlorblase hat den Geocache gefunden

TFTC Chlorblase 12.03.2016 Geloggt auf Geocaching!

gefunden 25. Januar 2016, 11:08 Team5B hat den Geocache gefunden

Nachdem wir gestern bereits vor Ort waren, haben wir uns wohl an der falschen Tafel informiert. Also sind wir heute nochmal hin und wurden dann auch fündig.

Danke noch an den Owner, der uns auf Nachfrage unter die Arme gegriffen hat.

Gruß aus dem Bergischen Land