Partying teens damage Megalithic tomb

Published on April 20th, 2011 | by Admin

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An ancient megalitich burial chamber in the Netherlands has been damaged by a fire, possibily started by teenagers having a party.

The ancient burial chamber or hunebed on the Groningerweg in Diever in Drenthe has been damaged by fire, with the heat causing one of the massive stones to crack and shatter, local police said on Tuesday.

Hunebeds are megalithic tombs constructed from upright stones with a flat horizontal cap stone. The Netherlands has some 54 tombs, mostly concentrated in Drenthe.

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Story: DucthNews.nl | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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