Archeologisch park De Rieten - Wijshagen, BE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!
N 51° 05.993 E 005° 33.082
31U E 678631 N 5664028
Quick Description: This site was a Celtic burial site from the 4th century BC. Amongst others, Roman coins and metal urns/buckets have been found here. The childrens photocut on site out even hints that you have a chance of finding a treasure.
Location: Limburg, Belgium
Date Posted: 2/9/2022 3:02:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM15QAE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
"In the archaeological park De Rieten in Wijshagen you will discover the story of the people who lived in this region 2,400 years ago. A people of farmers, cattle breeders and craftsmen lived here. Their leaders had trade relations with the Celts from Central Europe.

Burial mounds were discovered here in 1984. The burial mounds contain riches made of pottery, iron, bronze and even gold. They tell us a fascinating piece of history. After all, this archaeological site was a burial place of the leaders of the people. Three elite graves, two simple graves, a Roman Shrine and a younger burial field with 44 graves have been uncovered here.

The three elite graves are the showpiece of the site. In it, the 'cista' and two 'situlae' were found. The cremation remains of one important person were placed in these 'buckets' at that time. They are now among the highlights of the Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren."

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Further information added 30-5-2022:

Waymarker Axel-F highlighted that even though archeological findings have been found here in the past, metal detecting is not allowed here. I leave the waymark, for the purpose of showing the area / historical archeological significance, but please do not go digging here.
Date site was found: 1/1/1984

Search this area again: yes

Location of find-address,city,state,zip,country,county:
Rietenstraat z/n, 3670 Oudsbergen

Land ownership: Public

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