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Vorstengraf ('Grave of the King')

Largest burial mound in the Netherlands and Belgium

The largest burial mound in the Netherlands and Belgium, the Vorstengraf (Grave of the King), in Oss stands three meters tall and has a diameter of about 54 meters. The mound was discovered in 1993 by coincidence when constructing a trailer park.

Largest burial mound if its kind

The Vorstengraf was dated by a curved iron sword from 700 BCE, found in a bronze bucket at the site. A second Vorstengraf was uncovered in 2009, only a few hundred meters away from the first site.

The Vorstengraf in Oss
The Vorstengraf in Oss
The Vorstengraf in Oss belonged most likely to a local king

In the surrounding area also graves were found. These graves were built sometime between the Early Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age, between 2300 BCE and 700 BCE.

The Vorstengraf in Oss
The Vorstengraf in Oss
Photo left: a replica of the curved sword

The Vorstengraf in Oss
Vorstengraf Oss

Vorstengraf ('Grave of the King') Photo Gallery

The Grave of the unknown King: Vorstengraf Oss
The Grave of the unknown King: Vorstengraf Oss

Adress and visitor information

Vorstengraf ('Grave of the King')

Address: Paalgravenlaan
Postal code and city: 5342 LR  Oss
Province: Noord-Brabant
Additional information: Located at the interchange Oss Oost.


Let op: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route

Sunrise:
08:29

Sunset:
18:13

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