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<b>The Netherlands</b>Posted by JaneD50 Noord sleen © Jane
The code indicates the province in which the site lies:
D = Drenthe, G = Groningen.
Also known as:
  • Nederland

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Alkmaar Paardenmarkt Burial Chamber (Destroyed)
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Borger Round Cairn
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Bronneger Round Barrow(s)
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5 sites
Bronneger Complex
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2 sites
Buinen Complex
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D10 Gasteren Hunebed
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D11 Anloo Hunebed
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D12 Eext Hunebed
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D13 Eext Hunebed
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D14 Eexterhalte Hunebed
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D15 Loon Hunebed
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D16 Balloo Hunebed
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D1 Steenbergen Hunebed
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D26 Drouwenerveld Hunebed
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D27 Borger Hunebed
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D2 Westervelde Hunebed
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D30 Exloo Hunebed
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D31 Exloo Hunebed
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D32 Odoorn Hunebed
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D33 Valtherveld Hunebed (Destroyed)
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D34 Valthe Hunebed
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D35 Valthe Hunebed
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D41 Emmermeer Hunebed
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D42 Emmeres Hunebed
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D43 Schimeres Hunebed
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D44 Westenesch Hunebed
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D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen) Hunebed
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D46 Emmen (Angelslo) Hunebed
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D47 Emmen (Angelslo) Hunebed
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D48 Stone of Noordbarge Natural Rock Feature
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D49 Schoonoord Hunebed
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D50 Noord sleen Hunebed
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D51 Noord sleen Hunebed
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D52 Diever Hunebed
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D5 Zeijen Hunebed
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D6 Tynaarlo Hunebed
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D7 Kniphorstbos Hunebed
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D8a/b Kniphorstbos Hunebed (Destroyed)
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D8 Kniphorstbos Hunebed
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D9 Noordlo Hunebed
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Driemarkenpunt Round Cairn
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2 sites
Drouwen Complex
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Eppiesbergje Round Cairn
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Eupen Barchien Round Cairn
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Exloo Zuideres Round Cairn
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G1 Noordlaren Hunebed
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G5 Heveskesklooster Hunebed
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Galgenberg (Balloƫrveld) Round Cairn
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Galgenberg (Sleenerzand) Round Cairn
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Galgenberg (Strubben-Kniphorstbos) Round Cairn
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2 sites
Havelteberg Complex
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Heveskesklooster Cist
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Hoorneboegse Heide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Kampsheide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Mandenberg Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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2 sites
Midlaren Complex
11 posts
Nieuwigein Burial Chamber (Destroyed)
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Norg Kerk Hunebed
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Offerberg Round Cairn
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2 sites
Rolde Complex
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Stakenberg (Balloƫrveld) Round Cairn
7 posts
Tumulibos Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
9 posts
2 sites
Valthe Complex
5 posts
3 sites
Valther Forest, Emmen Complex
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9 sites
Westerheide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Zeven Bergjes Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

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6000 Year Old Intact Skeleton found in Nieuwegein


Nieuwegein is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of Utrecht.

It was reported on January 31, 2017 that, in a thick layer of clay on the site of a new business park in Nieuwegein, archaeologists had found a nearly intact skeleton dating from approximately 6000 years ago... continues...
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
18th March 2017ce
Edited 19th March 2017ce

Folklore

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My 17th Century Dutch isn't so good but I can still look at the illustrations in Johan Picardt's 1660 book "Korte beschyvinge van eenige vergetene en verborgene Antiquiteten" eg here, here and here. Mr Picardt is considered the founding father of the study of archaeology in the Netherlands. The drawings seem to show the hunebedden being built by giants and dwarfs. But the dwarfs seem to get the raw end of the deal as the giants end up eating them. That's certainly what it looks like at any rate. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th November 2011ce
Edited 15th November 2011ce

Throughout Europe and even adjacent areas there was the widespread belief in thunderstones. These peculiar stones (prehistoric flint and stone axes) were thought to have crashed into the earth during a lightning strike. Although nowadays this superstition has largely vanished, it was still widely accepted in the first half of the 20th century.

Deinse* describes this situation for the Dutch province of Overijssel, directly south of Drenthe. He reports that virtually every farmer has at least one prehistoric axe at his farm. They were believed to protect the house against lightning, as lightning never strikes the same place twice. He even reported that particular axes were believed to possess special powers. Small bits of stone were scraped off these axes and were given to children as a medicine against convulsions.
Deinse, J.J. (1925): Uit het Land van Katoen en Heide - Oudheidkundige en Folkloristische schetsen uit Twente. p102-111

This is from p25 of 'Ceci n'est pas une hache. Neolithic Depositions in the Northern Netherlands' by Karsten Wentink, 2006 - which you can read online at Google Books - it has lots of Serious archaeological information and discussion in it.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th September 2007ce
Edited 12th September 2007ce

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Hunebedden Wijzer


This excellent site (in Dutch) presents a page of thumbnail images of all the Dutch hunebedden.

Clicking on any of these images opens a page dedicated to that hunebed, presenting a photogallery of images, a Google Map with marker, plus thumbnail links to other hunebedden in the vicinity.

In some instances, there is also a short YouTube video showing the hunebed in its surroundings.

Informative, and very much recommended.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th April 2014ce
Edited 26th April 2014ce

Jon Kuipers Hunebed Map of Drenthe


This interactive map bears numbered markers, each of which, when clicked, opens up an information page about a specific hunebed.

Not only is there informative text (in English), but also attractive photographs of each hunebed, a ground plan of the stones, and a location map.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th April 2014ce
Edited 26th April 2014ce

Hunebedden in the Netherlands


Click the above link to display a Google Map indicating the locations of all 54 Hunebedden in the Netherlands.

Each marker is clickable, offering a table of information about its hunebed.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th April 2014ce
Edited 26th April 2014ce

Scribd.


Full copy of "Megalith Research in the Netherlands, 1547-1911" by Jan Albert Bakker (2010), including plans of many of the Hunebeds.
Posted by TMA Ed
2nd June 2013ce

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D47 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Like its neighbour D46 Emmen (Angelslo), D47 Emmen (Angelslo) has been swallowed by the city of Emmen some time ago. I'm not a big fan of 'urbanized' megalithic sites, as I always find that they lack atmosphere, which is, beside the site itself, also important for me. In the case of these two Hunebeds I have to admit, that the impacts of the surrounding residential settlements are not too disturbing.

D47 Emmen (Angelslo) is a mid size Hunebed (6.9 x 2m), consisting originally of five capstones. In a restoration in 1997, two random boulders were added but not noticeable in the meantime anymore. The supporting stones and end stones are all present and are located almost entirely below the ground level.

The 'official' (signed) approach by car is to park in Heesackers street (around house no. 27) , which is right in the middle between the two Hunebeds and walk to each site from here.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
12th August 2018ce

D46 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Like its neighbour D47 Emmen (Angelslo), D46 Emmen (Angelslo) has been swallowed by the city of Emmen some time ago. I'm not a big fan of 'urbanized' megalithic sites, as I always find that they lack atmosphere, which is, beside the site itself, also important for me. In the case of these two Hunebeds I have to admit, that the impacts of the surrounding residential settlements are not too disturbing.

D46 Emmen (Angelslo) is a mid size Hunebed (9.5 x 3.6m), consisting originally of five capstones, the middle capstone is not present anymore. The supporting stones and end stones are all present.

The 'official' (signed) approach by car is to park in Heesackers street (around house no. 27) , which is right in the middle between the two Hunebeds and walk to each site from here.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
12th August 2018ce

D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen) (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

D45 Emmerdennen is one of the most beautiful Hunebeds in The Netherlands. It is located on a small clearing in the woods, about 650m north of Scheper Zieckenhuis (hospital). Although the busy town of Emmen is nearby, the place emits a certain kind of tranquility and peace. The Hunebeds lies on a small hill, which also adds to the grandeur of this place.

It is one of the larger Hunebeds (18.5 x 4.5m), there are still six of originally nine capstones remaining (three capstone of the eastern section are missing) and two of the entrance stones. The eastern remaing capstone is remarkable large. From the originally 38 kerbstones only 13 are still present, 25 have disappeared.

Highly recommended!

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
12th August 2018ce

D47 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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D47 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Links

D47 Angelslo - De hunebedden in Drenthe en Groningen


with 3d model, short video (in Dutch), pictures and further information
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th August 2018ce

D46 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Images

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