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West Kennett

Long Barrow

West Kennett (Long Barrow) by Chance West Kennet Long Barrow as excavated in 1859 by Dr. Thurnam. These excavations took the form of lifting the cap-stones of the chamber, excavating the material on the floor of it, and similarly clearing about fifteen feet of the passage, working outward from the chamber. These diggings leave much to be desired (no plans or sections of the burial deposits were made) and it is fortunate that no attempt was made to clear the outer end of the passage or the entrance forecourt. This plan made at the time by W. C. Lukis.
Chance Image Credit: W. C. Lukis 1859
Posted by Chance
17th July 2010ce
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