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Heveskesklooster

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<b>Heveskesklooster</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Latitude:52° 55' 50.16" N
Longitude:   6° 47' 53.52" E

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Visited: June 18, 2015

Note: This Bronze Age tomb has been relocated in the Exhibition Area of the Hunebed Centrum in Borger, Drenthe.

In 1983, just a year after the discovery of Hunebed G5 Heveskesklooster during excavations at an ancient monastery in the village of Heveskes, a second stone grave was unearthed. Briefly considered to be yet another hunebed, it was soon realised that this was a steenkist (stone cist), measuring approximately 5 × 1½ metres.

The difference between a Steenkist and a Hunebed is that the latter was a grave for a number of people, whereas a Steenkist (stone cist) was a grave for a single individual.

To protect and preserve the cist, it has been relocated in the Hunebed Centrum at Borger, where it was restored.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
24th June 2015ce
Edited 25th June 2015ce