Friday, 25 September 2009

Corrimony Chambered Cairn - 4

This monument was built about four thousand years ago and it remains are remarkably well preserved.

It is a kind of chambered tomb known as a 'passage grave'. The term is appropriate as the main features of the original monument would have been a high central chamber which was completely roofed over, and a low passage communicating with the outside world. The chamber was originally a domed or corbelled structure in which successive courses of walling sloped inwards towards the centre.

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