Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb facts for kids
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Irish: Tuama Dingeach Bhaile Éamainn Duibh
|Location||Barrack Road, Glencullen,
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
|Height||1.83 m (6.0 ft)|
|Built||c. 18th century BC|
|Official name: Ballyedmonduff|
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Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb is found on the south-eastern slope of the Two Rock mountain.
This is an early bronze age wedge tomb, circa 1700 BC, and was situated in a small clearing in a planted forest before the trees surrounding it were cut down in 2020.
The tomb was excavated in the 1830s and then again in the 1940s; during this excavation cremated bone, a polished stone hammer, flints and pottery were found. The tomb is U-shaped and features double-walling; the rectangular chamber is divided into three parts.
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