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Tinnumburg, a Viking fortress from the air -

Tinnumburg, a Viking fortress from the air –

Tinnumburg, a Viking fortress from the air – a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter I believe this is a public domain photo and I downloaded it from Wikipedia. However, if I have inadvertedly breached a copyright, please let me know and either I will document or remove as the owner...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Interior of 6000 years old megalithic stone burial. Location: Wenningstedt, Sylt Island, North Frisia, Schleswig_Holstein, Germany. This one of about 20 plus which existed until recently in this region. Unfortunately, the rest were dismantled and robbed of their...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Interior of 6000 years old megalithic stone burial. Location: Wenningstedt, Sylt Island, North Frisia, Schleswig_Holstein, Germany. This one of about 20 plus which existed until recently in this region. Unfortunately, the rest were dismantled and robbed of their...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound (41)

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound (41)

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Denghoog Burial Mound (41) a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter 6000 years old megalithic stone burial. Location: Wenningstedt, Sylt Island, North Frisia, Schleswig_Holstein, Germany. This one of about 20 plus which existed until recently in this region. Unfortunately, the rest were dismantled and robbed of their interior...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Fortress a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Here you see the rampart of the fortress which is round. The people are standing at a passage into the interior. Tinnum Burg, which is called a "castle, but seems more like a fortress to me, dates to Viking...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Burg Fortress which is a round circular mound with a depressed center

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Burg Fortress which is a round circular mound with a depressed center

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Burg Fortress which is a round circular mound with a depressed center a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Although difficult to photograph from the ground, you can see ont he right side of the picture the elevated rampart which extends to the left and then turns...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Tinnum Fortress a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The circular earthen rampart of the Tinnumburg, a fortified Viking age settlement provides the most prominent archaeological monument on Sylt. Tinnum Burg, which is called a "castle, but seems more like a fortress to me, dates to Viking times...
2011-06-11 Germany, Sylt Island, Tinnum Burg Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany, Sylt Island, Tinnum Burg Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany, Sylt Island, Tinnum Burg Fortress a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Tinnum Burg, which is called a "castle, but seems more like a fortress to me, dates to Viking times and has the typical round shape of a Viking fortress. Few are found in Europe because most have...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Oats near Tinnum Burg Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Oats near Tinnum Burg Fortress

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Oats near Tinnum Burg Fortress a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The land is quite barren and aside from heather the only thing that seems to thrive is oats.
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff burial mounds

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff burial mounds

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff burial mounds a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter These are burial mounds right behind the Morsun restaurant where we ate. Burial mounds are sprinkled everywhere throughout the island and most are unexcavated. For someone from the US, the idea of a burial mound dating possibly...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff burial mounds

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff burial mounds

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff burial mounds a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter These are burial mounds right behind the Morsun restaurant where we ate. Burial mounds are sprinkled everywhere throughout the island and most are unexcavated. For someone from the US, the idea of a burial mound dating possibly...
2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff

2011-06-11 Germany Sylt Morsum Cliff a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The name of the island, Sylt, is probably derived from a word meaning sill, which referred to the elongated shape. The current shape of the island results from years of glacial and ocean activity and in the cliffs on...