Beacons of Nordfriesland

Nordfriesland, or North Frisia. The western coast and islands of the region Schleswig. Stretching from the Danish town Tønder in the north to the River Eider in the south. A broad strip of land by the sea with all islands in between. It is here where a specific celebration of bonfires takes place on 21Continue reading “Beacons of Nordfriesland”

A terp for Choquequirao

Why in heaven’s name should a terp be constructed in the Andes? To be more precise, the location for this terp is at the remote, archaeological Inca site Choquequirao in Peru. The answer to the question is not too difficult. The idea was inspired by the monument at the Tsjitsma terp at the village ofContinue reading “A terp for Choquequirao”

Manual Making a Terp in 12 Steps

This is your DIY manual for enlarging or creating your own terp. Your artificial settlement mound or platform. Despite terps are being made for more than 2,600 years, this manual is the first of its kind. We sincerely hope it is not too little too late, now that terp-building is on the rise again andContinue reading “Manual Making a Terp in 12 Steps”

Notre dame of Grou

The ‘First Lady’ of the village of Grou in province Friesland (the Netherlands), also named Grytsje of Grou. Archaeologists found her in January 2018 in the town of Grou (at Halbertsmaplein sq.), and her grave is dated mid-eighth century. She received the title First Lady because until this finding, it was not known people livedContinue reading “Notre dame of Grou”