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Reconstruction of a large stone burial

In the year 2000, archaeological research began on the largest grave, the 70 m long long bed. Like many other graves also, the grave served in the last centuries as a quarry. Only eleven of 140 stones remained. On the basis of the excavation results, the original position of the stones was determined. Thus the grave could be reconstructed with boulders from nearby gravel pits. Also important for the reconstruction of the grave were the sketches by Arnkiel from the year 1690. He described four of the six long beds. These graves are thus the only ones in northern Europe for which a trustworthy description from the period before their destruction exists. The long bed is today the largest reconstructed large stone burial chamber in northern Europe.