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TITLE
Stone tomb at Calanais
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P112
PLACENAME
Calanais
DISTRICT
Lewis
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Uig
PERIOD
1500BC
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31574
KEYWORDS
Calanais
Callanish
stones
tombs
monuments
standing stones
circles
Lewis
peat
zoomable images

When the standing stone monuments at Calanais, in north west Lewis in the Western Isles, were excavated in 1857 a stone tomb was found.

The tomb was found in the centre of the Calanais I structure. It is thought, however, that the tomb was not part of the original structure and was added later.

This illustration is taken from 'The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' vol.3

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Stone tomb at Calanais

ROSS: Uig

1500BC

Calanais; Callanish; stones; tombs; monuments; standing stones; circles; Lewis; peat; zoomable images

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (maps)

When the standing stone monuments at Calanais, in north west Lewis in the Western Isles, were excavated in 1857 a stone tomb was found.<br /> <br /> The tomb was found in the centre of the Calanais I structure. It is thought, however, that the tomb was not part of the original structure and was added later. <br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' vol.3