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The mystery beneath the waves

It is a strange feeling to stand at the water’s edge at Holme-next-the-Sea and, as the waves break gently on the beach,try to imagine the scene 4000 years ago.  This is the beach where a Bronze Age community created a sacred edifice  we refer to as Seahenge.

What were these people like?  What was their life lije?  What were their beliefs?

What further mysteries lie hidden beneath the waves?

What conclusions might distant future generations form about life in  Norfolk in 2018?

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Cornwall (3) Lanyon Quoit

 

Cornwall. Lanyon-1

 

‘Quoit’ is the Cornish word for a dolmen.  A dolmen was constructed using three or more large stones supporting a huge capstone, as seen in this photo.  The dolmen (quoit) formed the entrance to a tomb or burial chamber and was covered with earth and small rocks for protection

The Lanyon Quoit was probably originally built around 4000 BCE, but it was rebuilt in 1824.  The original earth covering had already disappeared over the centuries and the exposed stone structure had collapsed during a particularly severe storm on 19 October 1819

 

 

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