I want one of these!
Burial chambers are scattered all over Wales (possibly in other places; I don’t know). Sometimes they are for only one person, and sometimes for a few people. I don’t know the details of the ritual, but the person or people would be buried under the roof of this structure. It not only marks the grave, it gives it a certain level of importance.
Some burial chambers have remnants of what seem to be stone circles around them – not as elaborate as Stonehenge, but intriguing nonetheless. These structures are dated at about 3500 B.C.
I suppose this might be where our tradition of putting tombstones on graves originated…?? I’m going to have to read more about this.