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Minecraft world of Bryn Celli Ddu offers students virtual tour of prehistoric landscape

Who needs Google Street View when you can explore the famous passage tomb of Bryn Celli Ddu via Minecraft? In an interactive twist on the virtual tour, a new virtual version of Bryn Celli Ddu has been created which will allow young people to explore one of the most impressive Neolithic burial monuments of the … Continue reading

New evidence for over 1000 years of ritual monuments in Bryn Celli Ddu landscape

Over the last five years, our project in the landscape surrounding the Neolithic passage tomb of Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey, has revealed a rich landscape of prehistoric ritual monuments. New evidence has demonstrated for the first time, the incredible scale of ritual activity in this landscape. Radiocarbon dates from new excavations on a Bronze Age … Continue reading

3D model of the Bryn Celli Ddu pattern stone

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying Bryn Celli Ddu itself along with it’s surrounding landscape. Bryn Celli Ddu is a late Neolithic passage tomb, excavated in 1929, and now partially reconstructed. It is one of the most important prehistoric monuments in northwest Europe, and attracts c.10 000 visitors annually. … Continue reading

New season dates 11 June to the 7 of July 2018 @ Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project

We are returning to the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape for our fourth year of excavation between the 11 June to the 7 of July 2018. Do you live on Anglesey or in northwest Wales? We are seeking local volunteers to join our team. It’s free to take part, so we hope you’ll sign up. The … Continue reading

Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project: Week 1 round-up

We are at the end of our first week at the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project 2017, excavating in the field immediately behind the passage tomb, with a great group of volunteers. This year’s archaeological excavation started on the 11 of June and will continue until the 24 of June, and the focus has been … Continue reading

Ancient tomb like you’ve never seen it before: Bryn Celli Ddu in new CGI film

Work has been completed on an innovative CGI film that will bring Bryn Celli Ddu back to life. Known as one of the most evocative archaeological sites in Britain, the 5,000-year old monument was once constructed to protect and pay respect to the remains of ancestors. It is the only site in Wales that has … Continue reading

New season dates announced for the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project

We are happy to say that we are returning to Bryn Celli Ddu for our third year of excavation between the 11-24 of June! It’s free to take part, so we hope you’ll sign up. The project focuses on the landscape surrounding Wales’ famous Neolithic passage tomb. During the last two years we have built … Continue reading

3rd 3D model of Rock Art from around Bryn Celli Ddu: revealing the work of prehistoric artists

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying the surrounding landscape and have identified 8 new cupmarked rock art outcrops over the last two years. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models of all the outcrops and we can reveal the second in a series as we countdown to … Continue reading

2nd 3D model of Rock Art from around Bryn Celli Ddu: revealing the work of prehistoric artists

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying the surrounding landscape and have identified 8 new cupmarked rock art outcrops over the last two years. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models of all the outcrops and we can reveal the second in a series as we countdown to … Continue reading

First 3D model of Rock Art from around Bryn Celli Ddu: revealing the work of prehistoric artists

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying the surrounding landscape and have identified 8 new cupmarked rock art outcrops over the last two years. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models of all the outcrops and we can reveal the first in a series as we countdown to … Continue reading

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