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"Aberglaube: Archaeologen finden Hinweise auf Untoten-Bestattung"
When Mr. Nösler (see previous case) told his colleagues about the grave with the stone, one of them, Dietrich Alsdorf, remembered that there had been another atypical burial in the same Monastery. Some 32 years ago, a coffin had been discovered that was upside down, with the lid facing the bottom of the grave. The grave was deeper than usual, and bricks had been put upon the coffin. It seems clear that someone wanted to make sure that the deceased would not return as a "Wiedergänger".
The Monastery of Harsefeld existed between 1104 and 1648. The burial of the suspect corpse took place in the 14th or the 15th Century. It may be relevant to remember that this is the time that the plague was raging.
The remains of Kloster Harsefeld (AKA Kloster Rosenfeld) can be found in Harsefeld, somewhat to the South-West of Hamburg.
There is the article on the SPIEGEL website to check out. There are photos. Plus there may be reports, sketches and further photos to be found about these excavations.
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