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Renc'Art | The Burmerange cremation tomb


Discovered by chance in 1958 during the ploughing of a field, the Burmerange tomb is a cremation burial site dating from the 12th century BC.

This Final Bronze Age grave is a very interesting case of a burial site combining two rites: inhumation and cremation. The stone casing of the tomb actually indicates an inhumation – a tradition that was common in an earlier era. However, at this site, the deceased was cremated and his human remains, along with a razor, a knife, a pin and several richly decorated vessels, were scattered at the bottom of the dry-stone casing.

The Burmerange burial site can be considered as the first aristocratic grave in Luxembourg.

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In addition to the traditional regular guided visits, "Renc'Art" offers to explore a particular work of art every month within 20 minutes. Beyond a detailed analysis of the art object, this spotlight aims to generate an always new look at the national collections and, thus, to stimulate their reception. This event is offered eight times a month, on Tuesday lunchtimes at 12.30 pm and Thursday evenings at 7 pm, and each week the selected work is explained in one of the four following languages: French, German, English and Luxembourgish. Admission is free for these visits.