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Bryn Celli Ddu

Chambered Cairn


Not going to go on about this place too much as it's one of my favourite places and it was one of my first megalithic trips , suffice to say I love it.
I love the passageway and the chamber stones, especially the menhir, I love the solar alignments and the stone of the enigma's albeit a fake one but it is now looking more aged than my first time.
There has been much talk of a spiral in side the chamber, but it is very indistinct and in my opinion it may not be a bonafide example of rockart. However the cupmarks on the nearby Gorsedd are distinct and easy to find, once you know they're there.
Brinkly doo as I know it is a sweetheart of mine anyone found messing with her will feel my wrath. (no really)
postman Posted by postman
10th December 2010ce
Edited 10th December 2010ce

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The solar stuff is a bit of a myth ,the sun does shine into the chamber at the solstice but not at the time of sunrise . Considering the choice of peaks to the south east none are aligned on significant astro events as seen from BCD with the exception of Moel Eilio which looks to be a good for a major standstill , whether intentional or not , your'e guess etc . Anyone know if this has been mentioned previously .? tiompan Posted by tiompan
10th December 2010ce
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