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Edited Apr 01, 2013, 17:45
Re: Similarities elsewhere?
Apr 01, 2013, 17:43
Supporting what? That's what i've found out about the place, anyway it makes 2 chambers and is true to the old drawing, and the only stones missing would have been loose and the first it go with the cairn material for the nearby wall, it could in principle have even been made of wood, anyway it's something to show people because it has to be seen to be believed,and so clever and simple by the builders, but the big capstone was held up by a supporting stone [like the old drawings] and the side stones of both chambers have notches to hold little capstones on those said sidestones, these could even have been wood, anyway you end up with the 2 chambers but if there was corbelling up to the big capstone you could have a 3rd chamber over those [the former is easy to prove on site and the latter pretty impossible], believe me it's genus by the builders.
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