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<b>The Netherlands</b>Posted by JaneD15 Loon © Moth Clark
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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Bronneger Complex
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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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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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Havelteberg Complex
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Heveskesklooster Cist
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Hoorneboegse Heide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Kampsheide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Mandenberg Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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2 sites
Midlaren Complex
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Nieuwigein Burial Chamber (Destroyed)
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Norg Kerk Hunebed
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Offerberg Round Cairn
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Rolde Complex
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Stakenberg (Balloƫrveld) Round Cairn
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Tumulibos Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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2 sites
Valthe Complex
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3 sites
Valther Forest, Emmen Complex
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Westerheide Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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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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D13 Eext (Hunebed) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>D13 Eext</b>Posted by costaexpress Posted by costaexpress
19th August 2017ce

D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen) (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen)</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen)</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D45 Emmen (Emmerdennen)</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
5th August 2017ce

D50 Noord sleen (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D50 Noord sleen</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D50 Noord sleen</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
5th August 2017ce

D50 Noord sleen (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Visited: July 17, 2017

On this, my third visit to the superb Hunebed D50 at Noord Sleen, I was at last blessed with warm summer weather and was able to enjoy the stones in glorious sunshine (last year heavy rain and gales forced me to retreat).

This excursion was pursued in a manner designed to allow several hours of pleasant woodland walking, and is one which I thoroughly recommend. I took the No 21 bus from Assen and alighted at the Voshaar bus halt, beside Recreation Center Rijmaaran (just south of the village of Schoonoord).

The walk started by entering the grounds of the Center and following the Hunebed sign directing visitors into the woodland and on to Hunebed D49 (the so-called Papeloze Kerk - blue marker). After inspecting the hunebed, I continued in the same direction for about 110 metres to a forestry road and headed south to Galgenberg, a large Bronze-Age burial mound (red marker).

From here, the walk continued through airy woodlands until the N381 highway was reached. Here a path leads left to a stile at the point where the woodland gives way to fields.

Cross the highway and straddle (or duck under) the single strand fence on the far side to gain the metalled road (Hunebedweg) leading to Hunebed D50, 400 metres farther on (green marker).

The total distance walked was just under 5 kilometres.
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To complete my day, I continued south to the end of Hunebedweg and turned left along Zweelooerstraat into the village of Noord Sleen to catch the No 21 bus to Emmen, where I spent a further hour visiting Hunebed D43 Schimmeres (the langgraaf) and Hunebed D45 Emmerdennen.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
5th August 2017ce
Edited 8th August 2017ce

Kampsheide (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

<b>Kampsheide</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>Kampsheide</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>Kampsheide</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
22nd July 2017ce
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