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TITLE
Plan and Section of tumuli
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_VOLXII_P592
PLACENAME
Eigg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
DATE OF IMAGE
1876
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31670
KEYWORDS
tumuli
tumulus
mounds
heaps
earth
burials
graves
objects
zoomable

Plans and a cross-section drawing of tumuli excavated near Kildonnan on Eigg. A tumulus is a mound of earth placed over a prehistoric burial site. Artefacts of archaeological significance are often found in these mounds.

This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)

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Plan and Section of tumuli

INVERNESS: Small Isles

1870s

tumuli; tumulus; mounds; heaps; earth; burials; graves; objects; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (maps)

Plans and a cross-section drawing of tumuli excavated near Kildonnan on Eigg. A tumulus is a mound of earth placed over a prehistoric burial site. Artefacts of archaeological significance are often found in these mounds.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Vol XII, Part I' (1876-77)