zondag, 03 juli 2022

New megalithic routes in Europe

The European organisation of Megalithic Routes – a part of the Cultural Routes of Europe - can already boast 40 members. One of its...

The Nebra Sky Disc comes to Assen

This summer one of the absolute masterpieces of European archaeology is coming to Assen. From 6 August until 18 September the unique Nebra Sky...

3D reconstructions of the Düwelsteene, Germany

By Louise Tharandt The Düwelsteene near Heiden, Westphalia, is one of the most southern megalithic tombs of the Funnel Beaker culture. In 1932 the Düwelsteene...

Baldr’s Stone

Baldr (also called Balder or Baldur) is a Germanic sun god, he is the son of Odin and Frigg. According to Snorri Sturluson, however,...

Interview with Willem Donker

Gijs Klompmaker of the Hunebed Centre interviews Willem Donker, author and hunebed fanatic. “Sometimes I just stand in front of a hunebed and shout for...

The Vermaning Affair – archaeological forgeries in Drenthe

Tjerk Vermaning was a Dutch amateur archaeologist and, at first, a well-respected collector of fossils and prehistoric artefacts. Indeed in 1966 he received the...

Willem Donker in search of Polish hunebeds

Willem Donker has devoted the last 10 years of his life to searching for and documenting all hunebeds in Germany – over 1300 of...

Who built the megaliths on the Iberian Peninsula?

On the night of August 14 to 15, during the festivities of the patron saints of Elvillar (Basque Country) in honor of Our Lady...

Child stones

The Kindstein is a prehistoric menhir near Unter-Widdersheim in Hesse. In the 1950s, shards of the late Bronze Age urnfield culture were found nearby....

Lindholm Høje in Denmark

Lindholm Høje is a large burial site in North Jutland containing 680 graves from the Viking period. Traces of a settlement and a field...