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|Description ||Situated at the top of a short, snaking footpath up the side of a steep wooded slope. This Dolmen is completely open with no mound or capstones, the chamber is 12.3m long and 1.7m high with its widest section being 7.2m. 28 uprights still stand, forming a passage into the burial chamber, which is similar to the tomb at La Hougue Bie. The location, is high up on the slope but was not the highest point, a few hundred metres away on the top of the hill is a tower. The stones that would have defined the chambers were removed by quarrymen who discovered it in 1848 and sadly the capstones were destroyed. During excavation, it was found that the tomb had a paved floor and contained both burnt and clean bones. A large quantity of pottery was found and surprisingly three of the vessels were intact. The Mont Ube Dolmen is approximately 5500 years old and on previous visits small amounts of flint have been found at the edge of the field. Photographed on an Archaeology Safaris of Jersey, 29 February 2004.|
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