Images of Chun Quoit Megalithic Burial Chamber Cornwall | Pictures & Images | { 46 images } Created 22 Feb 2015

Images, pictures & photos of Chun or Chûn, Quoit, a megalithic burial dolmen from the Neolithic period, circa 2400 BC, near Morvah on the Penwith peninsula, Cornwall, England. Standing alone high on Chun Moor is the pretty little Chun Quoit that was once a close stone chamber at the heat of a burial mound 35 ft (11mts) in diameter. Chun Quoit has a lard mushroom shaped capstone which is about 3.3 m (11 ft) by 3 m (10 ft) and 0.8 m (2 ft 7 in) thick. This is supported on four upright stone orthostats, about 2 m (7 ft) high. When covered this burial chamber would have been linked to the outside by a long tunnel which gives such Neolithic burial mounds the name of portal tombs or portal graves. Over the last 4000 years the earth around the Chun Quoit has been washed away leaving the stone burial chamber standing. Little is known about the burial practices of Neolithic Britain’s but evidence suggesting ancestor worship has been found in the archaeological examination of Neolithic burial mounds in Orkney.

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