Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ballynahatty ( The Giant's Ring ) Passage Tomb

Located a short drive from Belfast and in a perfect setting inside a henge is Ballynahatty passage tomb aka The Giants Ring.

Most of the tombs massive stones are still in position, although one of the roofing stones has slipped.
As a result this gives the tomb a very photogenic look when viewed from different angles.  

The henge is close to 4metres high and almost 200metres in diameter.
The henge which was excavated in 1954 is made up of clay, gravel and boulders.  
The excavations also showed the presence of an inner ditch.