Halve Mijl (The Netherlands) - Burial mounds - part 1

by Björn Roose September. 18, 2019 210 views
Burial mound 5

Burial mound 5

In the previous post I showed you around Zandoerle, a hamlet of the Dutch municipality Veldhoven. The main goals of my visit to that municipality were however the burial mounds that are situated around the other hamlets Halve Mijl ('Half Mile') and Toterfout.

34 of these grave hills (or tumuli of burial mounds) were examined between 1948 and 1951 by the famous archeologist Albert van Giffen, 16 of them were restored. Of those 16, one dates from the Neolithicum (1700 before BC) and 15 from the Middle Bronze Age (1600-1000 BC).

So, I just made a number of photos of very, very small "hills" ? Yep. I am a collector after all, and one of the things I happen to collect are visits to menhirs, dolmens, and burial mounds ...

At Burial mound 5

At Burial mound 5

Burial mound 5 (foreground) and 6 (background)

Burial mound 5 (foreground) and 6 (background)

Burial mound 6 (foreground) and 7 (background)

Burial mound 6 (foreground) and 7 (background)

Burial mound 7

Burial mound 7

Burial mound 7

Burial mound 7

Burial mound 7 (foreground) and 6 (background)

Burial mound 7 (foreground) and 6 (background)

Burial mound 8

Burial mound 8

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Heike 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Love such historical places. Visisting such a place always gives me the feeling to be somehow connected with the past.

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Björn Roose Replied to Heike 1 month, 3 weeks ago

That feeling is what me started "collecting" these places too smile

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