Archaeologists discovered a 4,500-year-old sanctuary in the Netherlands that was also used as a burial place and marked the solstices and equinoxes.
Archaeologists in the Netherlands discovered a 4,500-year-old sanctuary with clay mounds that line up with the sun on solstices and equinoxes. The sanctuary, like Stonehenge, was also utilised for burials and rituals.

According to a translated statement from the Municipality of Tiel, people were buried in the sanctuary for 800 years, where the remains of mounds, ditches, a level burial field and a farm were uncovered.

According to the archaeologists, the largest of the three mounds contains the remains of men, women, and countless children who died between around 2500 B.C. and 1200 B.C.

According to the statement, more than 80 people were discovered at the site; some were buried, while others were incinerated, and “these deceased must have played an important role in the rituals.”

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