The Netherlands  |  hunebeds in the province Drenthe

Basic information

A hunebed or dolmen is a megalithic burial chamber from the Neolithic (4000-3000 BC) that consists of at least three but often (many) more upright bearing stones, covered by one (or more) capstone. Dolmens are, according to popular theory, remains of prehistoric burial chambers. However, they cannot be regarded as tombs in the ordinary sense, but rather as charnel houses. It cannot be said with certainty that tomb signage was the original function of all these structures. There are dolmens that are believed to have served only as a sanctuary.

In the Netherlands they are mainly found in Drenthe, mostly on the Hondsrug. They were built between 3350 and 3050 BC, [1] in the westernmost spur of the Funnel Beaker Culture territory. In total 52 hunebeds have been preserved in the Netherlands. In Germany and Denmark, for example, there are still hundreds to be found.

Source: Wikipedia 


Hunebeds in Drenthe

HOLLAND: Dolmens in Drenthe (hunebedden D27, D53, D54) (20-14)


Sacred Sites - Hunebedden Borger Drenthe NL (2013)

Drone view

HUNEBED DOLMEN Drone 4K Netherlands D45 (2019)

Het grootste hunebed van Nederland, gefilmd met een drone (2015)

Dolmen/Hunebed D52 | The Netherlands 🇳🇱| Droneshots (2020)

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