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The Twins in Drouwen

In Drouwen two hunebeds lie next to each other, so they are often called the ‘Twins of Drouwen’. They have been extensively investigated by...

A ‘new addition’ to the human family

Pigeonholes People like to classify things and put them into pigeonholes. Particular objects or phenomena are allocated to the same group on the basis of...

UK experts map 4,147 ancient hill forts

This article appeared on the BBC News website on 22 June 2017. For the first time, scientists have mapped the locations and details of all...

D11 in the woods near Anloo

Turn left off the road from Anloo to Anderen, just before the small fen called Gagelveen, and follow a sandy path until you reach...

Hunebed D13: the step grave in Eext

In the Netherlands there are 53 Megalithic monuments. One of them is D13. This is a very unusual hunebed. Unique of its kind. In...

D7, in the Strubben/Kniphorstbos near Anloo

This is a somewhat anonymous hunebed, hidden away in the woodlands above Anloo. And not easy to find. From the road from Schipborg to...

Hunebed Eext D14

The village of Eext, in the local authority area of Aa en Hunze, is home to a number of hunebeds. One of the finest...

The Tumulibos near Rolde

Between Rolde and Assen, in the Netherlands, lies the Tumulibos or Tumuli Wood. A tumulus (plural: tumuli) is the old Latin word for a...

Swan Lake near Gieten, 26 burial mounds

Close to the village of Gieten lies a nature area consisting of a copse of oak trees. Coppicing is a method of managing woodland...

The Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark – an introduction

In 2013 the Hondsrug region in the northeast of the Netherlands was awarded the status of a geopark and is now, since November 2015,...