Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bryn Celli Ddu

Bryn Celli Ddu, about 20 feet high, 60 feet in diameter

The carved menhir outside

Looking in the passage-way

The interior menhir

Kerbs and entry

And only about 2 miles back up the road, out in a sheep pasture, stands Bryn Celli Ddu, a medium-sized kerbed tumulus with an unusual cruciform passage grave; also, an unusual carved menhir outside the site and a standing stone within the passage, also most unusual. It was first excavated in Victorian times, using picks and shovels, more antiquarian hunting than archaeology, but put back together in some semblance of the original. The outside menhir is actually a replica. The original is at the British Museum.

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