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Long Cairn


At Rasate, near Sunbiggen tarn, are two tumuli, in opening which it was discovered, that they contained many human skeletons lying circularly with their heads all towards the top of the hill, and their hands placed upon their breasts.
I'm not quite sure how this would work unless the tumuli were at the tip top of the hill (were there some higher than this cairn?). But it sounds suitably weird at least.

*p 180 in The Beauties of England and Wales by John Britton, v14 (1813)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th August 2007ce
Edited 28th August 2007ce

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