pentre_ifan. dolmen or cromlech. pembrokeshire. among the earliest neolithic monuments and still the subject of much conjecture as to their use and meaning. a phased monument added and embellished over many centuries ending in a long mound and court. the mound used to raise its mega tonne capstone. or was it always more or less as we view it today an open monument with its impressive capstone seemingly floating above the ground. this floating achieved as with other similar sites by resting it on three or four pointed stones but accompanied by others, deliberately not reaching the capstone as if to emphasise the floating phenomena – seemingly not brought to site but lifted up from a in situ erratic its underside deliberately flattened either by splitting or as in other sites by painstakingly pecking at its undersurface. the careful architectural selection and positioning of its stones, the attention to the deliberate articulation of its capstone, the discovery of the in situ pit from which it was raised … all suggest this was not designed to be buried under a mound but displayed and revered for all to see. an ancient architecture of gravity defying levitation. …#ancientarchitecture #megalith #pentreifan #floatingcapstone #capstone #neolithic #neolithicmonuments #neolithicbritain #dolmen #cromlech #standingstones #levitation #ancientwisdom #montageconstruction …see montagecity.com

pentre_ifan. dolmen or cromlech. pembrokeshire. among the earliest neolithic monuments and still the subject of much conjecture as to their use and meaning. a phased monument added and embellished over many centuries ending in a long mound and court. the mound used to raise its mega tonne capstone. or was it always more or less as we view it today an open monument with its impressive capstone seemingly floating above the ground. this floating achieved as with other similar sites by resting it on three or four pointed stones but accompanied by others, deliberately not reaching the capstone as if to emphasise the floating phenomena -  seemingly not brought to site but lifted up from a in situ erratic its underside deliberately flattened  either by splitting or as in other sites by painstakingly pecking at its undersurface. the careful architectural selection and positioning of its stones, the attention to the deliberate articulation of its capstone, the discovery of the in situ pit from which it was raised ... all suggest this was not designed to be buried under a mound but displayed and revered for all to see. an ancient architecture of gravity defying levitation. ...#ancientarchitecture #megalith #pentreifan #floatingcapstone #capstone #neolithic #neolithicmonuments #neolithicbritain #dolmen #cromlech #standingstones #levitation #ancientwisdom #montageconstruction ...see montagecity.com