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Giardini Naxos – an archaeological surprise

Some time ago I had a holiday in Sicily, staying in a place called Giardini-Naxos. Walking through the town we came across an archaeological...

Dolmens in Sicily

Sicily has a complicated prehistory which makes it difficult to navigate through the jumble of cultures which existed on the island. Because of its...

Pantalica – one of the largest necropolis in Europe

Every year we try to find somewhere special for our holiday. In 2016 it was the turn of Sicily. We had long wanted to...

Pestrup, one of the largest prehistoric burial ground in Northern Europe

Not far over the German border, south of Oldenburg, is a small town called Wildeshausen. South of the town lies one of  the largest...

Megalithic structures on Majorca

Majorca is not the first destination that comes to mind when you think of archaeology. I was not even sure I wanted to go...

Prehistoric temples on Malta

As a social geographer, I am always keen to visit new parts of the world, often together with my wife. We are always curious...

Dolmens in Antequera, Spain

Antequera is a beautiful town in Andalusia in the south of Spain. Most tourists drive straight past on their way to better-known destinations, which...

Hunebeds in Odsherred, Denmark

In 2011 the Hunebed Centre played host to a delegation from the community of Odsherred in Denmark. They were interested in learning more about...

D26, the last hunebed excavated in the Netherlands

Hunebed D26 lies at the edge of woodland not far from Drouwen. The hunebed is well-known because it was the last hunebed in the...

Megaliths in the Ardennes

For anyone interested in megalithic monuments I can certainly recommend a holiday in the Ardennes region of Belgium. In particular you should visit the...