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Prehistorische urnenvelden

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The urn field on the Boshoverheide is a protected national monument and dates from the Urnfield period. This time spans the Late Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Iron Age (approximately 1050 - 400 BC). The prehistoric burial field on the Boshoverheide is known as the largest urn field in Western Europe. Cremated dead were buried here around 1000 BC, often in an urn. A number of individuals got their own burial mound, there are also graves with several individuals. In the course of time, this created a vast burial mound landscape where - an estimated 3,000 dead are buried.

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6002 ST Weert
Limburg The Netherlands

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