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Borg in-Nadur Bronze Age Wall

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

<b>Borg in-Nadur Bronze Age Wall</b>Posted by baza
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Borg in-Nadur Bronze Age Wall (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) by baza Err....I'm not making this up.
Part of the wall can be seen in the middle left. It goes behind a large cairn which rises to the same height of the wall but is completely separate from the wall. The cross marks a place where the Blessed Virgin Mary (it is claimed) has been making regular appearances.
baza Image Credit: E.R.
Posted by baza
5th February 2009ce
Edited 7th February 2009ce
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Comments (4)

Multi-phase monument then? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th February 2009ce
It doesn't make sense. You don't build a defensive wall with a cairn just a few feet away overlooking the wall. So the mound must be non-prehistoric (?). So why is it there? Buggered if I know. baza Posted by baza
9th February 2009ce
The cairn is very lumpy - looks more like a spoil heap, or perhaps rubble from another part of the structure that included the wall. Is there any mining or anything in them there hills? I agree with you that you wouldn't build a "defensive" structure where someone could just walk up the cairn to wall-height and chuck spears and arrows at you. Hmmm.

Does the construction of the cross give any clues as to age (is it made out of MDF, for example)?
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th February 2009ce
All I know is that there's a magnificent Bronze Age wall with a more recent cairn next to it which is visited by the Virgin Mary (apparently) and hundreds of Catholics. The Bronze Age wall gets much less attention. baza Posted by baza
11th February 2009ce
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