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Pays Bas
megalithische steenkamer
portal grave
gemeente Aa en Hunze
hunebed D17
Paesi Bassi
the Netherlands
megalithic tomb
hunebed D18

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Nederland - Rolde, hunnebedtweeling

Nederland - Rolde, hunnebedtweeling
The dolmen-twins D17 and D18 are among the best known dolmens in the Netherlands. These two fairly large dolmens are easily accessible and lie behind the medieval Jacobuskerk in Rolde and on the edge of a cemetery from later times. The two dolmens were constructed between 3400 and 3200 BCE and are attributed to the funnel beaker culture.

Hunebed D17 lies beautifully under an old oak tree, but makes a somewhat disorderly impression. It has 8 capstones, only one of which is still in place; the others have partly or completely slipped off their supporting stones. Originally, the dolmen had 18 side stones and 8 capstones; it is almost 14 metres long and 3.8 metres wide.

Hunebed D18 looks neat and complete. To achieve this, the dolmen has been restored several times, most recently in 1993. The seven capstones each lie on their supporting stones. To keep it that way, steel pins have been drilled into two of the capstones. The dolmen has a length of over 12.5 metres and a width of 3.5 metres. Dolmen D18 is one of the largest surviving dolmens of the Neetherlands.

The dolmen-twins in Rolde have been captured by various painters. Hunebed D17 is one of the most frequently depicted dolmens in the Netherlands and has appeared on paintings, tiles and postcards.

Frank Merla, Ernest CH, micritter, Misou 49 and 49 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
A good week ahead, Jaap
2 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
superbes vues sur ces dolmens historiques***********************
belle semaine mon ami♫
2 months ago.
Annemarie club
HBM Jaap
most beautiful

Happy new week
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Impeccable et superbement rendue.
Bonne et agréable semaine.
2 months ago.
tiabunna club
Beautiful images, Jaap. HBM and have a great week.
2 months ago.
 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Belle prise de vue merci pour l'info bonne journée
2 months ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Dolmens qui appartiennent à l'histoire de l'humanité. Ils sont ici remarquablement présentés
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A superb series Jaap. You show us places that I would love to visit....maybe one day. I didn't see enough of your country on my last visit.
Have a good and safe new week.
2 months ago.
gezginruh club
Very beautiful series,Jaap!

HBM and have a good new week!

Best wishes
2 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images des dolmens !
Bonne semaine. Amitiés
2 months ago.
Pics-UM club
Ich wünsch dir einen guten Wochenstart. Gruß Uwe
2 months ago.
 Karl Hartwig Schütz
Karl Hartwig Schütz club
Phantastisch! Danke für die Erklärung
2 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful image, nicely composed.
2 months ago.
Christa1004 club
I really love these very old testimonies from a distant past, and thanks for the information. HBM Jaap.
2 months ago.
J.Garcia club
3400 and 3200 BCE
Marvelous garden of the dolmens!!
Superb images with great details, Jaap!
Many thanks for the intereting note, as always!
2 months ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
.....wunderschön auch immer,wie du deine schönen Aufnahmen anordnest lieber Jaap,ein sehr schöner Platz,den du zeigst)

.........wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
2 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
So curious!+++++++++
2 months ago.
Dinesh club
Beautiful place.

HBM Best wishes
2 months ago.
RHH club
Love these old stone monuments. We often saw them in Ireland.
2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fantastic impression of the dolmen-twins. Wish you a nice week ahead, Jaap !
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such an amazing location. The stones are wonderful and it's amazing to think that they've been there for such a long time!

A fantastic set of images and an interesting history lesson! Nice work sir!
2 months ago.
Anni new
Eine interessante Aufnahme und Geschichte dazu, klasse !
2 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks, Jaap, and have a good day.
2 months ago.
cammino club
Great shot, interesting description!
2 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
How interesting! I really like the pictures you took to help me get an entire view. I was interested to know more so I went to Wiki and brought back a link that I placed on your picture--I hope you don't mind! :)

Interestingly enough, I am playing an online game that features dolmens...I didn't know they were a real thing though, until I saw a picture posted by another person here on ipernity. And now you have this presentation! Wonderful! :) Thanks for the pictures and information, and piquing my interest to dig deeper. (here's a picture of a dolmen in the game I like to play: Dolmen in Elder Scrolls Online )
2 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Whow...für mich einmalig schön! Diese Zeugnisse unserer Vorfahren haben mich schon immer fasziniert und es ist toll, wie sie erhalten blieben!
HBM..ich hab auch die Bank entdeckt Jaap :)
2 months ago.
trester88 club
Eine schöne Serie von diesen beeindruckenden Relikten der Megalithkultur!
HBM und einen guten Start in die Woche, Jaap!
2 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Schöne Bilder und interessante Geschichte, Jaap – Dir eine schöne Woche!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Amazing the effort that would have been need to move the stones and position them, had they been moved very far ?
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Peter Castell club
I really don't know myself.
Perhaps check Wikipedia: nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunebed
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has added
Another interesting site: www.hunebednieuwscafe.nl/2017/08/hoe-hunebedden-gebouwd
(in Dutch, but perhaps translate with Deepl)
2 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap
A wonderful and interesting picture, which I like very much!
We have a lot of these in North Wales too, and many in the Brittany area of France.
Best Wishes, a nice week ahead, and stay safe!!
2 months ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Des pierres sacrées pour une jolie photo ! Bonne semaine.
2 months ago.
MaggsMep club
Great series Jaap. Thanks for the info too!

Have a good week!
2 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
Zeugen der Geschichte, Jaap.
Sehr gut beschrieben und gezeigt.
Freundliche Grüße und einen guten Morgen
2 months ago.
Schussentäler club
Die Dolmen erinnern mich an die Bretagne, ich wusste nicht, dass es in den Niederlanden auch Dolmen gibt. Danke für die Info
2 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HBM -Jaap ik zie ze in de verte Stay Safe
2 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Herrliche Aufnahmen Jaap.
2 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
amazing old vestiges, excellent documentation (pictures and notes) !
happy new week ahead !
2 months ago.
FarbFormFreude club
Service for the dead ancestors ?
8 weeks ago.
Charlotte club
Interesting and intriguing shot, Jaap! I like especially trhe middle one which looks like a dragon's back.
8 weeks ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Remarquable monument.
Thank you for the note dear Jaap.
8 weeks ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Interesting monuments and excellent notes Jaap.

Enjoy your day, Doug
8 weeks ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Very interesting site!*******
7 weeks ago.

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