Images of Pentre Ifan Stone Burial Chamber | Pictures & Images { 35 images } Created 27 Feb 2015

Images, pictures & photos of Pentre Ifan neolithic megalith dolmen, Nevern, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 51.9990°N 4.7700°W. Pentre Ifan is the best preserved dolmen in Wales. Dating from about 3,500 BC the neolithic monument comprises of 7 standing stone with a huge capstone weighing 16 tonnes. Pentre Ifan would have originally been built as a burial chamber at the centre of an earth mound 30 metres (98 ft) long and 17 m wide, which has been removed and eroded over time. The chamber would have been accessed by a stone doorway and it is believed that such neolithic dolmen were part of a burial ritual which honoured the bones and remains of ancestors. It will probably never be known what these dolmen were used for, but the incredible effort put into building these massive stone monuments points to them being an important part of neolithic communities rituals. Buy as high resolution stock royalty free images of travel images to download on line or buy as photo art prints.

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