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D42 Emmeres



Visited May 19, 2013

Hunebed D42 Emmeres lies west of the city of Emmen, about 2½ kilometres walk from the Central Bus and Railway station. If travelling on foot, head west from the station until you reach the main road, Noordeind/Odoorneweg. Follow Odoorneweg northwards for just under a kilometre (takes 12 minutes walking), then follow the first road left, Sluisvierweg. Follow this for a kilometre to Schietbaanweg, and turn left (south) down this road. By now you should encounter 'hunebed' signs as you walk the 400 metres to the end of the woodland.

Here a path heads left, through the last of the trees, and takes you to the hunebed which lies in the clear, on the corner of the wooded area.

This is not one of the most magnificent hunebeds, having clearly been greatly robbed over the centuries. It is believed that this passage grave originally boasted nine capstones: only four remain today, and two of these are fallen. It was restored in 1960 and, if you look closely, you will see the concrete imprints that were set into the ground to mark the positions of the missing sidestones.

The most notable feature of D42 Emmeres is the mighty oak tree that rises from the middle of the hunebed.

Reference: Dolmens in the Netherlands by Hans Meijer.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
22nd May 2013ce
Edited 29th August 2013ce

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