Pentre Ifan

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Pentre Ifan: The dolmen dates from approximately 3500 B.C. and was used as a communal burial. The existing stones form the portal and main chamber of the tomb, which would originally have been covered with a large stone mound about 36 m long. Some of the stones have been scattered, but at least seven are in their original position. The capstone is 5.1 m in length, and is estimated to weigh 16 tonnes. It is delicately supported by the narrow tips of three uprights. The facade surrounding the portal was built with carefully constructed dry-stone walling.

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Pembrokeshire Coast, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber

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