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Barrow Copse

Long Barrow


The centre of this 40m long barrow was dug into by antiquarians in 1880, where they found a chamber containing 'certain black matter' (though no mention of any bones). Could it, like Beckhampton long barrow perhaps was, be symbolic rather than a tomb?

(Burl: Prehistoric Avebury, p102)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th November 2003ce
Edited 20th November 2003ce

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