Bryn Celli Ddu continues to fascinate archaeologists and
It is a large mound containing a passage grave, but it is two
monuments, one built upon the other, suggesting a change of beliefs
during the Neolithic period. The first monument was a henge, a
central stone circle, rarely found in Wales. The second monument, a
chamber, cairn, a passage grave, completely covering the first, and
was probably one of the last megalithic tombs to be built on
Bryn Celli Ddu has many unusual features - including a stone
decorated with spirals and patterns behind the chamber of the tomb.
This is housed at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, and a
replica stands at Bryn Celli.
As for the name - there is disagreement. Commonly translated as
"the mound in the dark grove", there is a school of thought that
the translation suggests homage to a deity. Bryn Celli continues to
fascinate, with one theory suggesting that it was created as an