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Lligwy Burial Chamber

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Lligwy Burial Chamber

This monument was erected towards the end of the neolithic Age (2500-2000 BC) for the communal burial of the dead.

It was probably covered originally by a mound of earth or stones.

It contained bones of 30 men, women and children.

The massive limestone capstone is said to weigh over 26 tons. The heavy slab was probably levered up from where it lay rather than dragged here. Smaller upright stones were wedged beneath it to raise it above the gap.

The people who built it had no access to metal tools, which makes it all the more remarkable

Location

Anglesey
Moelfre LL72 8NH

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