Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 18 April 2024
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This entrance grave burial mound also known as "The Great Tomb" stands upon Porth Hellick Down on the island of St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, UK. Part of a Bronze Age cemetery that was in use circa 2500 to 800 BCE, it is the largest mound on Porth Hellick Down.

It was excavated in 1899 by the archaeologist George Bonsor, where he recovered a piece of pumice and several Bronze Age pottery shards. Bonsor restored parts of the cairn and removed an outer stone kerb, while the inner kerb was somewhat modified.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College, and he has worked in the field of history-related digital media since 2006.

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