Megalitter i Belgien

Der er ikke så mange megalither i Belgien, dette er et randområde i kanten af de beboede områder på den tid, så der er kun et par enkelte kendte, bla. Wéris Dolmen. Og det er et område hvor der ikke ahr været så mange sten at bruge af.

Wéris Dolmen

Wéris Dolmen

Burial Chamber (Dolmen) in Belgium

The Weris dolmen features a rectangular chamber 6 Meters long by 1.70 Meters wide and 1,50 Metes tall with a short corridor in front of it. The chamber is edged by four pillars. The Dolmen was once covered by a tumulus. Excavations found flints, stone arrows, pottery fragments and human remains.

Oppagne Menhir

Standing Stones in Belgium

Four menhirs, found in the fields nearby were re-erected beside the dolmen.

Ozo Menhir

Standing Stone (Menhir) in Belgium

3 Meter tall Composite Limestone Menhir about 30 Meters East from Road between Ozo and Izier.

Heksenberg Meeuwen

Artificial Mound in Limburg. The "Heksenberg" or in English "Witchesmountain" is an articfial mound in the woods called Donderslag, (which means Thunderclap) in Meeuwen in the province of Limburg in Belgium.

It dates from 1700-1100 BC. I found out about it by reading information on some website and I knew the area so I went looking for it and found it. I didn't know where to search but it was on the first path I chose. I was told the Heksenberg was encircled by wooden poles but as you can see, it isn't.

Wéris, Belgium

The small village of Wéris (or Werix), ESE of Dubuy in the Belgian province of Luxembourg, has two of the country's very few megalithic tombs, and most of its menhirs. Despite these being the village's main claim to fame, it is quite difficult to find the megaliths and natural features which form a ritual landscape - apart from Wéris Dolmen 1 which is by the roadside approaching from the NW. This tomb is disgraced by an ugly kerb of discrete concrete kerbstones and unusually large electricity poles.

The gallery of this allée couverte has a broken 'kennel-hole' door-stone, and the entrance was originally enhanced by a short avenue of fairly low stones which would have been a ritual space rather like the courts in Irish court-tombs.

The stone of the region is a conglomerate or pudding-stone which was obviously attractive to the builders of these tombs (as it was up to the First World War when it was quarried and dragged by horses to the railway station, and on to make liners for industrial kilns). The other attraction of Wéris obviously was that two of the more prominent 'menhirs' and another strange stone called Satan's Bed (Le Lit du Diable) are natural phenomena, which may have inspired a kind of 'cult' of standing-stones in Southern Belgium.

The quarry from where the megalithic conglomerate came can still be seen, and is roughly indicated on the map contained in the poorly-photocopied booklet "Wéris, capitale belge des mégalithes", available from the Megalith Café and Museum in the village. This map makes it only somewhat easier to find the various monuments!

The most impressive 'menhir' is the Pierre Haina, a striking natural feature which overlooks Wéris 1 and a large landscape.

In Belgium there is a megalithic site at Wéris, a little town situated in the Ardennes. In the Netherlands, megalithic structures can be found in the north-east of the current, mostly in the province of Drenthe. Knowth is a passage grave of the Bru na Boinne neolithic complex in Ireland, dating from c.3500-3000 BC. It contains more than a third of the total number of examples of megalithic art in all Western Europe, with over 200 decorated stones found during excavations.

The Devil's Bed and the at Weris, Belgium. All the megaliths in Weris are made of puddingstone which is very hard and full of hard pebbles. The flat stone is bowl shaped and polished. It would like to see who can now polish such a stone, and yet it has been done. The South Dolmen at Weris. The polished stone is at the bottom of the picture. On the picture you can slightly see the multiple lines of the direction in which the stone was polished. They run upwards and slightly to the right. When one lies on the stone, one can feel energy running in this direction.

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The megalithic tombs of Luxembourg, Belgium

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