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Leubingen tumulus

Today in : Germany
First trace of activity : 1,942 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 19th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Fürstengrab von Leubingen

Description : The Leubingen tumulus (German: Fürstengrab von Leubingen) is an early bronze age "princely" grave of the Leubingen culture, (which, after further finds at Auntjetitz became known as Auntjetitz or Unetice culture), dating to about 1940 BC. It is located near the hills of Kyffhäuser in Leubingen, an Ortsteil of Sömmerda in the eastern German state of Thuringia. Dendrochronologic testing of the oaken beams has placed the grave at circa 1942 BC.:180 The tomb is considered one of the most opulent elite grave of the Early Bronze Age in Western Europe. Due to the effort required for its construction and the quality of the grave goods, the buried person must have been of great importance.:180

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