Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious sanctuary within the central Netherlands made from burial mounds and historical choices of human and animal bones that has placing similarities to Stonehenge.
The 4,000-year-old website was found within the city of Tiel and, like prehistoric stone circle Stonehenge, tracked the place of the solar on the solstices.
“The biggest mound served as a solar calendar, just like the well-known stones of Stonehenge in England,” the municipality of Tiel stated in a press release. “This sanctuary will need to have been a extremely important place the place individuals saved monitor of particular days within the yr, carried out rituals and buried their lifeless. Rows of poles stood alongside pathways used for processions.”
The positioning beforehand yielded important archaeological finds. In 2017 excavators unearthed a number of graves, one in all which held the stays of a lady buried with a glass bead from Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). It was the oldest bead ever discovered within the Netherlands and at last proved that the area was, to some extent, in touch with far-flung civilizations.
A choice of the discoveries from the location shall be exhibited in a neighborhood Tiel museum and within the Dutch Nationwide Museum of Antiquities.