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A Mystery Carpark Megalith Solved! Bryn Celli Ddu

February 19, 2017

Archaeodeath

img_20170219_121718In summer 2014 and February 2015, I visited Bryn Celli Ddu: a multi-phase Neolithic henge monument and subsequent passage grave in south-east Anglesey. Protected by Cadw, the monument is readily accessible from a car park and layby beside the main road following a well-demarcated footpath including a footbridge over a stream. Enclosed in a rectangular fence, the monument itself – mound and surrounding ditch – is under the protection of Cadw.

The latter visit saw my tribe investigate a brand-new strange megalithic ‘passage grave’ installed by Cadw in the car park.

What on earth was it?

2 years later, I got the chance to investigate it again.

IMG_5471 The modern-day megalith in Feb 2015

The monument consists of a mound with standing stones surrounding it. Inside, reached by a single ‘passage’, is a circular space. Three miniature trilithon arrangements are within, two flanking the entrance, one opposite the entrance. Between…

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