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Moel Eilio


Moel Eilio (Cairn(s)) by thesweetcheat There is a serious amount of material here, enough for a substantial cairn.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (11.6.2012)
Posted by thesweetcheat
15th June 2012ce
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Comments (3)

This shows perfectly how a modern mountain top cairn can disguise the fact that an ancient cairn once stood there. The extra material is often a clue. It's interesting to see how passing walkers fashion the ancient cairns into a shape. Maybe something in our sub-conscious minds makes us reconstruct them into something resembling their original shape.
I like to think so. As Freud said "The man of prehistoric times survives unchanged in our unconscious."
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
15th June 2012ce
I'd like to think that were true, but I reckon it's more of an urge to make somewhere to sit down and eat your butties out of the wind than any ancestral memory. Sadly for the cairns. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th June 2012ce
Your probably right my friend. Like you say, sadly. The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
20th June 2012ce
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