Tina & Basil Wolfrhine visited the Langeneichstädt Dolmen Goddness in Saxony-Anhalt/Germany.
In 1987, this stone chamber tomb from the Middle Neolithic was discovered during field work on the edge of the small village of Langeneichstädt in the south of Saxony-Anhalt. A menhir statue was found built into the burial chamber. It became known as the Langeneichstädt Dolmen Goddess.
The tomb and the menhir were created between 3,600 and 2,700 BC. During the excavations sandstone and limestone slabs were removed. Below a unique 1.76 m menhir came to light. At the upper end of this stele numerous scratches are visible. They represent in a very simplified manner a female deity – the dolmen goddess. In addition, an axe motif can be recognised as a male status symbol. The sides of the goddess show clear signs of smoothing. They indicate a religious custom: by touching the menhir fertility was expected for humans, animals, and crops. On the floor of the burial chamber were also found ornaments made from animal teeth, copper, bone, and amber.
Immediately next to the megalithic chamber tomb and the dolmen goddess stands a watchtower. It is part of a High Medieval system of territorial border works.
After the exploring of all the details, Tina left a armulet for the next generations!
Gaby joined the tour and took loads of amazing photos.