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Re: Similarities elsewhere?
Apr 01, 2013, 15:51
Sanctuary wrote:
There is too much evidence to show that it is not like it originally was. It's a jigsaw puzzle with some pieces out of place. On initial build all the side stones were supportive. It was a proper 'sealed' chamber unlike it is now with the exception of the two entrances and the broken piece off one of the front flankers caused when the capstone slipped no doubt.
Only a full excavation will prove who is right or wrong (presumably) but when is that likely to happen...never!

What matters is the quality of that evidence and the fact that is must be extraordianry to support the extraordinary claims .
Thinking along the lines of it being a jigasaw puzzle may not be helpful . It's not about coming up with the most efficient use of building blocks as seen from the perspective of the 21st c .
You could spend forever rearranging the component parts of monuments to suit a particualr aesthetic or the way they " should have been ".
Take Gaulstown http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1374/gaulstown.html(scroll to 6 th pic ) it has an unsupporting angled sidestone that is angled in the wrong direction to be of any use in the case of collapse does that make it wrong or suggest that there has been a re-arrangenment ?
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