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Bryn Celli Ddu

Chambered Cairn

Bryn Celli Ddu (Chambered Cairn) by broen Photo taken 2003
account writteen 2004
(editted 5 july 2006)

I have had this image posted under Bryn Celli Ddu Gorsedd for some time. I have now decided to move the photo to Brynn Celli Ddu as well - as I used to consider it to be quite an important shot which could easilly be missed in its old position. Hope you get as much from it as I did and indeed still do - (but not anymore).
* This photo was taken from the top of the gorsedd, you can see the shadow of myself and Paul in the shot
* Notice how the shape of the shadow outlines the shape of the mound itself

After initial excitement about this photo, I have since read a brief account on the recent history of this site and its fair to say that the tumulous has had some reconstruction. This though does not detract the interest value and could be an insight into the minds of both the ancients and the modern restorers.

As a footnote the carved stone was found lying flat and the restorers stood it up.. but.. on the shadow there is a flat bit where the stone once lay.. mmmmmm
broen Image Credit: broen
Posted by broen
3rd April 2004ce
Edited 9th February 2018ce
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Comments (1)

This phenomena is still present in my minds eye regularly. Its a great topic for conversation and sometimes changes peoples perception of the ancient world..

In a time now of flat earthers & ufo buffs fed by youtube, wikipedia and other nonreliable sources it seems the ancients themselves had much more convincing ideas for misinformation
broen Posted by broen
9th February 2018ce
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