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Clava Cairns 'Balnuaran of Clava', Scotland.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a famous, 4000 year old prehistoric site located near to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands and which comprises a group of prehistoric burial cairns:

>The North-East Cairn, which is a well preserved passage grave and was probably completely enclosed when built. This monument is aligned with the Midwinter Solstice.

>The Central Cairn, which is a ring cairn and consist of an unbroken circular enclosure which was open at the centre.

>The Kerb Cairn, which is a small ring of boulders located close to the central ring cairn. Note use of different coloured stones.

>The south-West Cairn, which is almost identical to the other passage grave and shares the same orientation on the midwinter sun.


This site is relatively close to the more famous Culloden Battlefield. Entrance is free.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:50 PM 


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