D25 is the third member of the trio with D23 and D24. Actually it is the first because it is larger and more intact than the other two. It has four lintels lying neatly on eight uprights and two keystones. As is often found with other hunebeds, the uprights hardly stick out above the ground. The relatively accessible sandy path to the hunebeds is clearly marked from Bronneger by one of the original signposts. There used to be another one on the other side, along the old cobbled road from Borger to Drouwen, but that has disappeared. D21 and 22 stand a few hundred metres further to the west alongside the same sandy path.

D25 Photo Davado

Location of D25, Drouwen

Hunebed D25. Map by Hans Meijer

Visit of Professor van Giffen in 1918

Van Giffen found this hunebed in “a very good condition” and complete, with 4 lintels, 8 uprights and 2 keystones. There were no traces of a covering mound. One remarkable finding was that the first and second lintels were both part of one larger stone. D24 was purchased by the State in 1871.
(Source: Atlas of “De Hunebedden in Nederland”, dr.A.E.van Giffen, 1925)

D25, Source: Atlas of “De Hunebedden in Nederland”, dr.A.E.van Giffen, 1925

For more information about this and other hunebeds in Drenthe see
www.hunebedden.nl and www.hunebeddeninfo.nl

Text Hans Meijer
Translation Alun Harvey
Photos Davado

Vorig artikelWat aten de mensen in de tijd van de hunebedden?
Volgend artikelHunebed D24, Drouwen English
Harrie Wolters is algemeen directeur van het Hunebedcentrum.

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