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<b>Drouwen</b>Posted by JaneD19 Drouwen © moth
Latitude:52° 57' 7.47" N
Longitude:   6° 47' 7.7" E

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Jane Posted by Jane
30th July 2007ce

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D19 Drouwen (Hunebed) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>D19 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D19 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D19 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
26th June 2015ce

D20 Drouwen (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D20 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D20 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
11th August 2013ce

D20 Drouwen (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Visited: May 19, 2013

Hunebed D20 Drouwen lies just south of Steenhopenweg in the village of Drouwen in a grassy, tree-bordered park. D20 is almost complete and still boasts all but one of its original six capstones. Up till 1998 only one of these was in place but, following restoration that year, all now sit on their supporting sidestones. As with its twin, D19, the entrance portal is well preserved, but what makes D20 stand out is its almost complete circle of 21 kerbstones: the positions of the missing six kerbstones are indicated by concrete slabs.

To reach this hunebed, start from the Markeweg bus stop in Drouwen, walk a few metres south to Steenhopenweg and turn right (west) into it. After about 350 metres, you will meet signs indicating hunebeds to your left.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
11th August 2013ce

D19 Drouwen (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D19 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton<b>D19 Drouwen</b>Posted by LesHamilton LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
11th August 2013ce

D19 Drouwen (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Visited: May 19, 2013

Hunebed D19 Drouwen lies just south of Steenhopenweg in the village of Drouwen, shortly before it passes beneath the N34 highway. D19 lies to the west of hunebed D20 in a grassy, tree-bordered park and still has five of its original nine capstones in place. Two more capstones lie shattered on the floor of the grave. The entrance portal is prominent with four sidestones and one capstone in place. D19 underwent restoration in 1998 when two split sidestones were repaired and their capstone repositioned.

Hunebed D19 was the very first hunebed to undergo a detailed archaeological investigation (in 1912) when the remains of 400 pots, 14 axe-heads, 9 beads and 6 copper bands were unearthed. The latter are the oldest metal objects ever found in the Netherlands.

Many of these pots, painstakingly reconstructed from their fragments, are now on display at the Hunebed Centrum in Borger. Three of them are illustrated above.

To reach this hunebed, start from the Markeweg bus stop in Drouwen, walk a few metres south to Steenhopenweg and turn right (west) into it. After about 350 metres, you will meet signs indicating hunebeds to your left.

You can view a short video of D19 Drouwen on YouTube.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
11th August 2013ce
Edited 30th June 2015ce

D20 Drouwen (Hunebed) — Images

<b>D20 Drouwen</b>Posted by Billy Fear Billy Fear Posted by Billy Fear
18th February 2009ce
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