This children's grave is located opposite Brasserie Lodge 7 along Epenerbaan.
The burial mounds of the Vijlen Forest are several burial mounds that are located in the southeast and eastern part of the Vijlenerbos. They are located southeast of Vijlen and west of Vaals in the municipality of Vaals. If you leave the forest here, you come to Raren. It is a single hill (southeast) and an area of at least seven burial mounds, in which two burial mounds are clearly visible (east). The burial mounds are dated to the Bronze Age.
From burial mounds in Malensbosch (part of the Vijlen forest) it can be concluded that the area was populated long before the Roman period. These round hills in the forest date from the time of the band ceramics and are probably between 3500 and 5000 years old. Most of these burial mounds were excavated by the German geologist Liese in the 1920s and 1930s, but some are still untouched. One of the most famous burial mounds in Malensbos, the "children's grave", is open on one side and has been provided with a sign ever since. The grave owes its name to the milk teeth in the remains of the cremation. However, there were no other valuable assets. Since some fragments from Roman times have been found, experts assume that the tomb was looted by the Romans.
Description of the figure:
Stone with a sleeping / deceased child in various fragments. The statue stands on the children's hill.
Child from the Bronze Age
in the fossil lap
of nature and eternity
Anneke Eussen (1978), artist from Vaals
(Description from Wikipedia and Vaals municipality)
April 30, 2019
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