In August 2013 a group from the Hunebedcentrum was invited to attend a conference in England to discuss ways of interpreting and explaining megalithic monuments to the general public. It was organised by UNESCO advisory group ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and the British organisation National Heritage. We were delighted and proud that the Drenthe hunebeds should be numbered alongside the world’s other megalithic monuments, including of course Stonehenge.

The conference was held not far from Stonehenge and during the conference an excursion was organised to Stonehenge itself, and also to the nearby sites of Avebury and Silbury Hill.

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We waren er voor openingstijd, een magisch moment
We were there early, it was a magical moment.
Onze gids, Mark Bowden, bekend van meerdere BBC documentaires over Stonehenge vertelt over het monument
Our guide, Mark Bowden, known for several BBC documentaries about Stonehenge, tells us about the monument
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A mystical atmosphere early in the morning
The Causeway, de ceremoniele weg van Stonehenge naar de rivier.
The Causeway, the ceremonial path from Stonehenge to the river
Vlakbij Stonehenge ligt Woodhenge. Op de plekken waar de houten palen stonden staan nu betonnen paaltjes.
Close to Stonehenge lies Woodhenge. Concrete pillars now stand where the wooden posts once stood
Silbury Hill, vlakbij Avebury, is een 40 meter hoge door mensen gemaakte heuvel. Hij werd 4600 tot 4700 jaar geleden gemaakt. Het is de grootste prehistorische kunstmatige heuvel van Europa
Silbury Hill, near Avebury, is a 40 metre high man-made hill, built between 4,600 and 4,700 years ago. It is the world’s largest artificial prehistoric hill
Vlakbij Stonehenge, de prachtige kathedraal van Salisbury
Near Stonehenge, the beautiful cathedral in Salisbury
De steencirkel van Avebury
The stone circle at Avebury
30 kilometer ten noorden van Stonehenge ligt Avebury, de grootste bekende steencirkel in de wereld.
30 km north of Stonehenge lies Avebury, the largest known stone circle in the world
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30 km north of Stonehenge lies Avebury, the largest known stone circle in the world
Het dorpje
The village of Avebury
In de directe omgeving van Avebury liggen nog meer neolitische grafheuvels
There are many neolithic burial mounds near Avebury

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Harrie Wolters

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