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Hunnebedcentrum in Borger


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Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007 at 7:29 am CET

A hunebed (Dutch for ‘Dolmen’) is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, consisting of three or more upright stones (megaliths) supporting a large flat horizontal capstone (table). Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 BC to 3000 BC). The Netherlands have 54 of these prehistoric graves, and 52 are in the province of Drenthe. The largest one is located near the Hunnebedcentrum visitor center in Borger that we visited last Sunday.

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Hunebed D27 near the visitor center in Borger

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Amy in front of hunebed D27

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Replica of a house from the period the dolmen were built

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Inside the visitor center

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Replica of a complete hunebed inside the museum

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Machine to press a €0.05 coin into a souvenir medal (we’ve seen these before in the US, but this was the first time we saw one in Europe)

 

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