The Modern Antiquarian. Ancient Sites, Stone Circles, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic Mysteries

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Ile Milliau (Allee-Couverte)

Tregor.fr


A little info and a closer photo. Has fairly comprehensive list of sites in the wider area.

Tustrup Jættestue (Complex)

Tustrup


A detailed page about the site in Danish - nice photos. Information on lots of other monuments in north Jutland if you try investigating the rest of the website

Mols (Runddysse)

Porskær Stenhus


A detailed page about the site in Danish - nice photos. Information on lots of other monuments in north Jutland if you try investigating the rest of the website

Jutland (Region)

Fortidsminder i Århus AMT


Great site for northern Jutland - info on many fairly obscure sites as well as better known ones. As it happens, I know it's not exhaustive, but it's pretty good! In Danish but has useful maps etc.

Denmark (Country)

Visit Denmark


In English.

Covers the whole of Denmark. Site pages usually have a little basic info and include links to interactive maps (not as good as the inline maps on this site though!) Search takes a little getting used to but is pretty good once you get the hang of it - which took me quite a while!

Link is to the search page, as the navigation to it is pretty cumbersome and I couldn't find any other way to reach the information than using search!

Stabelhøje

Stabelhøje


Details of monuments in Danish - some nice photos & useful maps. The rest of the website is one of the best I've found for Danish stuff, though it only covers a (fairly large) area around Århus.

Knowe of Lairo (Chambered Cairn)

The Stone Pages


Though I think the measurement for the height of the chamber is underestimated, useful info on what is still one of the best megalithic sites on the web! (Thanks peeps!)

Cors y Gedol (Burial Chamber)

Megalithic Walks


Loads of stuff nearby....

Bryn Cader Faner (Cairn(s))

Megalithic Walks


Invaluable description of walk - even points out some places where it's easy to go wrong! (I did it without the recommended compass, but the weather was good!!)

Llyn Brenig (Archaeological Trail) (Cairn(s))

Megalithic Walks


Should've known it'd be on here.... I'd love to have done a site like this one! (Maybe I'll write a book instead....)

A short guide to archaeological remains at Brenig by the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


Not THAT 'short' with a title like that...! Has a bit of general info.

Langstane o' Craigearn (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Recumbent Stones Circles


Has info on quite a few Aberdeenshire sites including some of the more obscure ones - inc the Langstane!

East Kennett Longbarrow (Long Barrow)

Wiltshire Web


Some brief but quite interesting info.

Lacra (Stone Circle)

Alastair's other stone circle page



Megalithic Walks (Great site!!!)


www.heritageaction.org - ordinary people caring for extraordinary places

MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MOTH

How?
Though I'd been interested in both for a long while, I finally got into stones & Cope relatively late in life and at around the same time (mid 90s). I guess my girlfriend at the time has to take the blame. She bought me 'Peggy Suicide' and she used to get those nice megalithic postcards from Mr Julian.

Why?
At first, looking at stones seemed just like a good excuse for stomping around in beautiful countryside. Little did I know how much more it would become. And that they're not always in beautiful countryside....

Where?
At the time I was living in Tufnell Park in London so started off with a lot of southern stones 'n' bumps, particularly on holidays to Devon, the Lands End peninsula and the west country in general. Since then holidays have become increasingly megalithacentric!

A couple of years later I moved back to Leeds where I lived for much of my adult life (I'm originally from Kent) prompting numerous visits to stones 'n' bumps in places like Derbyshire, Cumbria, N Wales and of course Yorkshire. I now live near Oxford (see 'Life?').

Strangely enough however, my most visited and probably favourite 'stony areas' are Aberdeenshire and Perthshire, though I've been to quite a few all over Scotland. This is again thanks to a (different) ex-girlfriend who comes from Montrose and is the mother of my glorious son Callan, who at the time of writing is 8 years old.

As you may have guessed, Callan is named after Callanish - at the time of his birth this was a long intended but unmade pilgrimage for me. But more of that in my debut weblog!

('Calan' from 'Calanais' just didn't seem to work. And for the older ones here, no, his name has nothing to do with Edward Woodward!)

Life?
Currently living just to the north-west of Oxford with the gorgeous Jane (we got married in October 2004) and Seafer (Jane's dangerous 'n' stripey cat).

I travel up to Leeds every few weeks to spend time with Callan.

I'm an editor, but am currently working as a civil servant. Boo!

Fun?
In a varying order
Travel
Stones, vigorous country walking (and the countryside, obviously)
Various music, especially heavy rock and funk
Real ale & real ale pubs
Single malts
Bourbon (of the whisky persuasion - not the biccies)
Red wine
Cheese
Roast tatties and chips (not usually together)
Chocolate
Most other food that never had a face
Wildlife
F1 racing (weird one, that)
Talking bollocks
Sarcasm
Laughing
Having a good moan

Vital statistics?
Height 5'8"
Chest N/K (large t-shirt size)
Waist 30"
Inside leg 32"
Aged 46 but fighting
Hair Long brown

- Moth
updated 10 November 2009

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