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Petit Mont[450 x 337 jpg]
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|Description ||Petit Mont in Arzon, dating to about 4600 BCE at the earliest, is one of the most significant Cairns in Britany, but unfortunately one of the most brutaly vandalized. In 1942, German troops built a bunker and Flak emplacement into the South East Corner of the cairn, which compeltely destroyed one of the chambers and caused the collapse of the second one pictured above, which has since been restored. The megalithic entrance is sought to be an addition from Gallo-Roman times. All pictures have been taken in such a way to avoid showing the WWII additions. As there is always a silver lining in every cloud, the Bunker now houses small exhibits, has a great view point on the roof and allowed opening a prevously unknown third chamber, which is remarkably well preserved. With all the commotion, the site is unfortunately completely dead for dowsing purposes and has no atmosphere. Nevertheless, Petit Mont should be thought off as in the same class as Gavrinis and Newgrange.|
| The cross lentil across the doorway was probably a gnomon for the sun dial on top of the structure, the three passages chart beams for equinox and winter solstice. |
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