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The mysteries of La Hougue Bie

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« on: October 18, 2009, 03:18:32 am »

Best preserved

La Hougue Bie


The mound may have been used in a similar way to a modern day church

The human remains of about eight people - male and female adults - were found at the site. The items they were buried with are strong evidence in a belief in the afterlife.

"There were bones of cattle, which may have been left as food for the afterlife. There were also flint tools that show people believed they would need these things in the next world," Olga said.

Despite significant digs in the '90s, much of the site remains unexcavated. La Hougue Bie may reveal more of its secrets for future generations to wonder about.

"It is one of the best preserved and one of the largest Neolithic sites in western Europe, so Jersey is very lucky in that respect.

"It has almost cathedral status compared to other sites in the island. A lot of sites have been robbed or destroyed. We are very lucky to have it here in Jersey," Olga concluded.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/jersey/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8196000/8196305.stm
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