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Mine Howe

Burial Chamber


Channel 4

Time Team episode from the year 2000 on "The Mystery of Mine Howe", which includes an interesting little fly-through of a 3D model of the site (c24minutes in).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st June 2016ce
Edited 21st June 2016ce

Comments (4)

Thanks for the link, really enjoyed watching and despite my field notes saying it should be erased from all records I now can't wait to go back. Funny how quickly time erodes memories Posted by costaexpress
23rd June 2016ce
It'll be interesting to see how you feel a second time, with expectations inevitably in your mind! My sister and I were in a certain church not that long ago - I'd been looking forward to seeing some (minorly) famous carvings. And it had a really unpleasant feel, we couldn't wait to get out. I wasn't anticipating anything of the sort, and we've been in a lot of churches (a lot) and never felt anything like that. Now it's become That Place in my mind and I wouldn't fancy returning. We didn't run for it though, and stayed long enough to take some photos. I not sure if the experience has become worse with rethinking about it. I think it was largely the smell though. Smell taps right into your reptilian brain. And when that bit says 'get out' you'd be sensible to comply - flight or fight.

Do you think smell had a impact on your impression of Mine Howe?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd June 2016ce
Looking back I think I was simply disoriented by a combination of the spiral passage, the wet and dank interior, concentrating on the slippery stone steps, thinking I shouldn't be doing this alone and possibly my torch was on the wane. I have experienced the uncomfortable sensation smell can conjure up, however, on this occasion think I was just caught up in some form of self induced hysteria which I have now heavily reprimanded myself for and will simply have to go back to put it to bed. Posted by costaexpress
2nd July 2016ce
Thanks for your thoughts. I hope you can take a chum next time. Perhaps it'll be quite different. You'll have to let us know one day. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th July 2016ce
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