Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Prehistoric Jersey

For those of you who don't know, this Jersey is off the coast of France. In the days when more water was locked up as ice, you could apparently walk across to France. One of the surprises for me about Jersey was how much evidence there was of prehistoric people.

This mound, La Hogue Bie, contains a passage grave that they believe had ceremonial uses.
You can see that you need to stoop quite low to actually enter the doorway. Hardly any tourists here really, compared to the so, so busy site of Newgrange in Ireland.

This is the neolithic dolmen of Faldouet, la Pouquelaye de Faldouet.

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