E. Gebauer, „Felsenbilder am Bürgstein in Böhmen”

Germanien, 1935, 173–181.

This article gives the author’s interpretation of carvings in the rock-cut chamber near Svojkov (Schwoika) in the Czech Republic. Some writers on the Royston Cave in England have pointed out the similarities (and differences) between these two structures; see e.g. the Web article by Philip Coppens.

The Svojkov cavern lies in the Sudetenland, which Hitler claimed as part of Germany and occupied in 1938. Hence its appearance, in the Nazi period, in a journal devoted to German prehistory.

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Felsenbilder am Bürgstein in Böhmen  
Abb. 1. Felsenburg „Bürgstein“, früher „Stolpen“ genannt
Abb. 2. Der „Krug“ am Bürgstein
Abb. 3. Mittlerer und rechter Teil des Gesamt-Reliefs
Abb. 4. Teilbild der linken Seite
Abb. 5. Ausschnitt aus dem linken Bildteile
Abb. 6. Teilbild aus der Mitte unten
Abb. 7. Teilbild Mitte oben
Abb. 8. Ausschnitt rechts unten
Abb. 9. Kultsymbolische Zeichen oberhalb der Ritterstiege
Abb. 10. Kultsymbolische Zeichen an der Felswand unweit der Ritterstiege
Rock pictures at the Bürgstein in Bohemia
Fig. 1. The “Bürgstein” rock fortress, formerly called “Stolpen”
Fig. 2. The “Pitcher” at the Bürgstein
Fig. 3. Middle and right-hand parts of the whole relief
Fig. 4. Part of the left-hand side
Fig. 5. Detail from the left-hand part of the image
Fig. 6. Lower middle part of the image
Fig. 7. Upper middle part of the image
Fig. 8. Detail from lower right
Fig. 9. Religious symbols above the manor stairway
Fig. 10. Religious symbols on the rock face not far from the manor stairway