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Braich y Dinas

Hillfort (Destroyed)



Extensive photos of the excavation of the Braich y Dinas hillfort before it was completely destroyed by quarrying in the 20th century.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th April 2018ce

Comments (4)

Utterly appalling.... this would've been some hill fort. Can't help wondering whether those that lavish so much media exposure upon the Wessex honeypots care (or, indeed, have the remotest idea) what has been lost and - more to the point - what is being lost across the UK where the journalists can't be arsed to venture. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
11th May 2018ce
Completely agree. I was shocked to find out this had been there at all. I'm hoping you've got some photos of where it was, but what a location. A north coast Tre'r Ceiri. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11th May 2018ce
!!!!! And then there's the Thames valley henges destroyed by gravel extraction in c20..hardly back of beyond spencer Posted by spencer
12th May 2018ce
Well, it's not that Stonehenge isn't special.... obviously it was a showpiece... but the implication - to gauge by the endless books, theories by preening archaeologists... and, last but not least, column inches by 'concerned' journalists with political axes to grind - that it and its surroundings throw more light on past society, are worth more than, say, the numerous modest complexes surrounding Mynydd Du is to my mind not only fraudulent but utterly counter productive to protecting the almost countless upland cairns and monuments upon farmland for future generations.

Destroy the Thornborough Henges and no-one gives a monkeys. Why is that? Because they are 'up north'?
12th May 2018ce
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