West Kennet Long Barrow in Wiltshire, England

The British landscape is dotted with some 250 ancient long barrow tombs, elongated mounds used as burial chambers. The West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the largest and certainly the most accessible. To call it impressive does not do it justice.

The barrow was constructed over five millennia ago during the Neolithic period, around 3600 BCE, and archaeologists believe it was in use for about 1,000 years. It entombed the remains of least 46 people, including both cremated remains and unburnt...

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