Wales Dolmen Pentre Yifan

Pentre Ifan (Pentre Ifan, Wall. Pentre Ifan) – Community in Village of Neverne, County Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. home attraction – the largest and best preserved Neolithic dolmen in Wales bearing the name of the community.

Welsh Dolmen Pentre YifanA photo from open sources

Dolmen Pentre Ifan dates from at least 1000 BC. e. Formerly known as the Arturo Ring, Pentre Ifan’s translated means “Ifana village”, it is believed that this is the most beautiful of the Welsh megaliths.

The original mysterious structure was probably built as the tomb, but for thousands of years the earth around weathered, exposing construction. The multi-ton horizontal block still lies on three vertical. The stones of which the burial chamber is made owe their origin to local volcanic rock. On the stone at the entrance, a faint but distinct trace of decorative bowls.

A mysterious structure was erected on top of a hill rather total in accordance with the beliefs of its builders. They believed that the souls of the dead will be closer to the spiritual world if buried on hill closer to the Sun, which was revered as the giver of light, heat and life.

A photo from open sources

Excavations of 1936-1937 and 1958-1959 revealed that the mysterious the burial chamber originally represented a shallow oval a pit over which a mound more than 36 m high was poured. The semicircular facade was decorated vertically placed on both sides of the south entrance are stoned. However no sign of burial not found, and utensils found quite a bit.

Local tradition has it that fairies sometimes appear here. By they look like “little children dressed in costumes like military and red caps. ”

A photo from open sources

Who built this mysterious tomb also causes debate. Until recently, it was believed that these were highly cultured tribes descended from the eastern Mediterranean region over time migrated west through Greece, Malta, Spain, Portugal, Brittany and eventually came to the British Isles and in Ireland

During the migration, these people everywhere left samples of funeral chambers, tombs with dromosomes, dolmens and megaliths. However carbon analysis cast doubt on this theory, showing that mysterious monuments in Wales were built a thousand years earlier their Mediterranean counterparts.

Time Dolmens Stones

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