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All pictures in this chapter made in 2009 and 2012 by Alec
From 54 remaining "hunebedden" (passage tombs) 52
are situated in the province Drenthe.
Early in the 20th century the Netherlander professor A. Van Giffen investigated many "hunebedden" and gave their still used numeration.
The "hunebedden" in the Netherlands are remaining of 5400 year old
'burial chambers"*, probably constructed by the first "Dutch"
farmers. (The Funnel Beaker Culture). Big boulders, imported by
glaciers in the last Ice Age, where used as building material.
* Only in a few "hunebedden" human remains where found. Some
investigators doubt it where burial chambers. Frits
Bom, the author of the first "Duch Hunebedden Guide", consider the
monuments as save shelters in case of natural disasters...
hill of sand covered all "hunebedden".
In 2012 new information panels where placed near the hunebedden, showing
information in Dutch on one side, and the same information in English on the
other side. Also the road signs to the hunebedden where renewed.
In the "Drents Museum" in Assen many artefacts found in and around the hunnebedden are exposed.
Hunebedcentrum: see next page Borger