Megaliths in Drenthe (The Netherlands) - part 3

by Björn Roose December. 19, 2018 295 views

For more information about the megaliths, in Drenthe and elsewhere, I refer to the first post in this series. The second post (including a variation on the theme, a long barrow) is here.

In this post another exception to the rule: in the first post I told you that the Dutch are not very romantic about these monuments, which is illustrated by the fact that they have no names for them, but only a letter and a number (for example D01). There's one hunebed however that has got a name, the bottom one in this post. That one, a tunnel grave, is called De papeloze kerk, meaning "church without a priest". Apparently anti-catholic, protestant sermons were held here in the 16th century, which may very well be possible since the hunebed is still very far from the inhabited world ...

Hunebed D50 in Noord-Sleen

Hunebed D50 in Noord-Sleen

Detail of hunebed D51 in Noord-Sleen

Detail of hunebed D51 in Noord-Sleen

Hunebed D17 in Rolde

Hunebed D17 in Rolde

Detail of hunebed D18 in Rolde, which can be found at not even 100 meters from D17 (above)

Detail of hunebed D18 in Rolde, which can be found at not even 100 meters from D17 (above)

Hunebed D49 (De papeloze kerk) in Sleenerzand

Hunebed D49 (De papeloze kerk) in Sleenerzand

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