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The Giant's Ring

Passage Grave


The Giant's Ring consists of a henge monument, within which are the remains of a tomb. Here's what the Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Database has to say about it:
A henge monunent, 180m in diam., enclosed by a bank & inner ditch, with a megalithic tomb E of its centre. Excavation in 1954 showed that the bank is made of gravel, boulders & clay, taken from a shallow scoop in the interior. It is unknown which of the several breaks in the bank are original. The burial chamber is a polygonal space surrounded by 5 large stones, covered by a huge capstone & is probably the remains of a passage tomb. It is part of a ritual complex in this area, including cists, barrows & a huge timber enclosure with structures & burials to NW.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
15th March 2004ce
Edited 17th June 2004ce

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