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Bedd Morris stone before being toppled
 
Writing in the Mail Online Simon Tomlinson reports that –
 
It had been a landmark for 4,000 years – ever since our ancient ancestors hauled a two-ton 6ft stone to the top of a Welsh mountain. Until a bungling driver decided to do a three-point turn, that is. The monument, which is as old as Stonehenge, was flattened when a day-tripper reversed his car onto the grass verge alongside the narrow country road where it stood.
 
Experts were called in to investigate the damage to the Bronze Age stone, which was put up on Dinas Mountain, near Newport, Pembrokeshire, beside the Ffordd Bedd Morris road. The monument is a bluestone – the same as those at Stonehenge 150 miles away on Salisbury Plain.
 
 
Bedd Morris stone after
 
More here. See also our feature on the Avebury Diamond Stone.

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