Dunchraigaig Cairn, Kilmartin Glen3D Model
Dunchraigaig Cairn, Kilmartin Glen
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Dunchraigaig is a large, round burial mound about 4,000 years old located in Kilmartin Glen, Argyll, sitting on a faint terrace, overlooking the southern end of the Glen.
The Cairn is 30m wide and 3m high, and contained three stone burial chambers, or cists. The third cist, where rare carvings are located, was dug directly into the ground, lined with drystone cobbled walls and capped with an unusually large stone over 3.5m long. The remains of up to 10 individuals, some cremated, were also discovered here when the site was initially excavated in the 1860s, as well as artefacts including a whetstone, a greenstone axe and a flint knife.
For information on visiting Dunchraigaig Cairn, go to our website.
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