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The story of the 'Schimmeres' goes like this:
Unique for the Netherlands is this "Hunebed" with a special shape. Original one hill covered the 2 gravechambers. The circle of stones around the foot of the hill are still present.
The hill was 40 meter long. Because of this extremely length, it is called a longgrave. In North Germany and Denmark you will find more longgraves.
The longgrave has been archeological searched in 1913 and 1960. They found outside the stonewreath several holes (ritual or sacrificeholes?) which were covered by pulled over stonewreathstones. On the original place of these stones were put replacements. This kind of holes has been took up later in the hill, so the stonewreathstones and the hill were lengthen several meters.
In 1960 the longgrave was restaurated partly.
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