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We are travelling  back in time to visit two of the


Wales best preserved Megalithic monuments: Pentre Ifan and Carreg Coetan Arthur.

Pentre Ifan, the largest and probably best known of the two, is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples of a Neolithic burial tomb in the UK. Translated, the name means Village of Ivan. Unfortunately, I’ve no idea who this legendary figure was or why this sacred site was named after him, but if anyone can shed light on the subject please leave me a comment as I’d love to know.  

Situated in a field three miles west of the town of Newport, the dolmen stands like an ancient sentinel on the crest of the hill, keeping silent watch over the Nevern Valley. Dating from around 3500BC, the seven standing stones we see today are all that remain of the chambered tomb that once served as a communal burial site for the ancient people of the area.

More here

https://www.wjlennox.com/2017/08/31/tales-from-wales-part-5-the-mysterious-dolmens-of-pentre-ifan-and-carreg-coetan-arthur/

Several blogs in this series.

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Yes Sir Furry, I may have found for you who Ivan was, of Pentre Ifan!

...and again, it seems the Welsh started just about everything everywhere, because according to this commenter, "Bowen" is a surname of Welsh origin, and a clan of Bowens was in the tiny town where I grew up in SW Washington State, maybe 40 miles from where I live now...okay here is the comment from Eric Bowen, some relative to your Ifan of Pentre Ifan no doubt...

"'Ifan' is pronounced "EE-van." "Pentre Ifan" means "Evan's Village," and is named after Ifan ab Owain (English spelling: Evan Bowen), sire of the Bowen clan that helped put Henry Tudor on the throne of England."

...and here is an interesting YouTube minutes for you too, showing what the burial site may have looked like when it was built around 3500 B.C., which is more than 5,500 years ago now...WOW! Oh and btw, I also learned that it wasn't really such a big deal to stack those tonnage stones up like that, coz humans were not the ones that did it at all, it was surely done by some Welsh faeries; they had red shoes and red hats, and what is more you better not dance around with these faeries on a night of the full moon, because you would never be able to stop dancing and then the faeries would just whisk you right away....okay here is that computerized reconstruction of Pentre Ifan dolmen when it was brand new.


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Perhaps the Welsh faeries built Stonehenge...:D

Bowen is indeed of Welsh origin 

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Pentre Ifan is like a mini-Stonehenge.

Maybe they were practicing. :)


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I loved your clip, Tink...someone really put their heart into that photography, giving you such perspective...and yes don't you think maybe those same faeries assembled Stonehenge, after first practicing up at Pentre Ifan...

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Yes...great dronage....I have solved..where new words are invented.

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Oh SFA they did it with a drone! Well it's nice editing then...

Oh and yes also, SOLVED is very educational, I have always appreciated that...dronage, very fine word I M sure.

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Yes indeed, Virginia, it was  the faeries.  :)

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O Tink! Mebbee it was some of your very own family...everyone else is from Wales, maybe a branch of your faerie family is too...   ;)   <3

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