Megaliths in Drenthe (The Netherlands) - part 5

by Björn Roose December. 20, 2018 345 views

As mentioned in the first post in this series there's not only lots of hunebedden in Drenthe, but also an enormous number of burial mounds (tumuli). Those have been "in fashion" for a longer time than the hunebedden, but lots of them have disappeared too. During the "dark" Middle Ages they were often associated with witches and ghosts and ... flattened.

Eppie's bargie (Eppies little mountain), on the first photo, is one of the biggest remaining.

In the tumulibos (burial mound forest) on the second and third photo there used to be some 150 burial mounds.

And the last photo ... Well, that's proof that some Dutch are romantic about the hunebedden. Every now and then you'll find a little something in or on one of the dolmens, a post mortem grave gift or an amulet, placed there by a modern pagan. Being a pagan myself, I kind of appreciate it. If you ever visit one of these prehistorical monuments, try putting your camera aside for an hour or so and try to "feel" the place. Sometimes, when there's nobody else around, you still get the impression that there's a special energy there. And why not ? Our ancestors have not randomly chosen these places to bury their dead ...

Tumulibos in Rolde

Tumulibos in Rolde

Tumulibos in Rolde

Tumulibos in Rolde

Modern pagans left this behind in hunebed D05 in Zeijen

Modern pagans left this behind in hunebed D05 in Zeijen

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