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Ruins

Hi

We're looking at doing the Asen TT in June this year with the compulsory Amsterdam visit.

Are there any groovy ruins (preferably prehistoric) bogmen exhibits etc that are recommended for a side-trip?

Cheers (skol?)

Michael

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im spitballing here but "skol" may be norwegian..

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You may also like the "hunebeds" or dolmen? See e.g. members.virtualtourist.com/m/6117e/70ff1/

In Assen there's the boggirl from Yde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yde_Girl

Nazdrovia!

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Steve - I have to ask, what is spitballing???

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Creating a ball of spit when trying to say the word "skol"?

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Ha, ha - now I get it!!

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Not sure if you're interested in bogmen or in dead people in general...Would make a nice daytrip to Amsterdam: http://bodyworlds.nl/home-body-worlds-eng/

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Amsterdam is not compulsary.

And what are bogmen??

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Of course Amsterdam is compulsory!

Going to The Netherlands and skipping Amsterdam is like going to the Rijksmuseum and skipping Rembrandt's Night Watch :-)

As for the Bogmen (wikipedia) : A bog body is a human cadaver that has been naturally mummified within a peat bog. Such bodies, sometimes known as bog people, are both geographically and chronologically widespread, having been dated to between 9000 BCE and the Second World War.[1] The unifying factor of the bog bodies is that they have been found in peat and are partially preserved; however, the actual levels of preservation vary widely from perfectly preserved to mere skeletons.

More info including a list of them found in the Netherlands (but unfortunately without their current location): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bog_bodies

Edited: 27 January 2014, 06:40
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Try Wiewerd

cubra.nl/doodenbegraven/…wieuwerdmummies.htm

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