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Aalsum ( [ˈaːlsɵm]) is a small hamlet in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Zuidhorn, about 1.5 km west of Oldehove.
Map of Aalsum, Netherlands
The hamlet was located on a wierde, an artificial dwelling hill. The hill was partially excavated in the 20th century; a bow from the ninth century was found. Plans to reconstruct the hill were canceled.
According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa, Aalsum had 80 inhabitants in the middle of the 19th century; presumably, this includes the surrounding countryside.