|D40, D38 and
D39 form a trio in the Valther Forest, north of the city of Emmen.
D40 is the most interesting of the three. It has only two, but big capstones resting on 6 sidestones. At the time of the big survey in 1918, D40 was still partly covered by its mound. This gave archaeologist Van Giffen cause for a scientific research on the structure of this barrow. He found a great amount of smaller stones, the stonepacking as he named it, in the barrow. Still of greater importance were indications for an approach road to the top of the hill, along which the capstones possibly were dragged or rolled up.
|D38 and D39|