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  • Hunebed - Assen
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  • Hunebed - Assen
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These ancient rockformations were placed by people living in the Netherlands 5000 years ago to be used as graves. They were called the Trechterbekervolk, because of the cups they used. The huge stones (2 to 20 thousand kilograms) were probably moved by dozens of people with ropes and sleds. The rockformations used to filled up with dirt, the floor was paved with stones aswell. The entrance was usually to the south, blocked by a wooden door or a stone. There are 54 hunebedden in the Netherlands, they also occur in Scandinavia and Germany. There are a few of them around Assen.

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2007
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