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Re: Similarities elsewhere?
Apr 02, 2013, 22:16
bladup wrote:
tiompan wrote:
bladup wrote:
It's just the aesthetics really for me and the over laping with the stone next to it, and hardly anyone takes a photo from that side as it just doesn't look good/right, you must admit there's hardly any photo's of that side, just one really clear one on here for example, it looks wrong, and the way the capstone rests perfectly on the sidestone behind is odd as it not even meant to is it?

Some other overlapping sidestone ,sometimes it's just on one side .http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/2963/tirnoney.html
If the backstone was in place then wouldn't it mean that the capstone was not resting on the sidestone ?

I can see it on them yes, not sure about Poulnabrone though as it's pretty flush, but to me the gap above the stone at Trethevy is way to big, the overlapping is something that does happen a lot [i did know this to be honest but couldn't think of anywhere] but trethevy seems a lot like Zennor and it's stones are pretty flush, Portal tombs and all there types are funny old beasts aren't they? i've always been a stone circle man but these places have grapped me since moving down here, very special places indeed.

One side of Poulnabrone is flush the other is different .Lots have gaps between capstone and sidestones or big slopes in either direction , there is quite a variety .They seem to be a type of monument ,like stone circles , that got built in a fair bit of the globe .Even something similar to the the cat flap at Trethevy is found elsewhere particulalry in the Caucusus .
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