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|Description ||Visited in September 2007. A very impressive Burial Chamber, especially with this mystic hole in the capstone.|
| Maybe this "mystic hole" could be a sigthing hole in order to observe the celestial pole area - which of course now has changed since the Bronze Age. If so, a possible dating of the monument also could be acchieved by counting back the precession movement 1 degree for every 71.6 years.|
| There was a forum thread about observation of the sun via the hole and the angle of the cut being deliberate to prevent eye-damage... but I'd not advise anyone to try it! Have a look on our main site page, click the yellow wording, top left by the above image.|
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