Translated as “The Giantess’s Apronful”, this is a decorated cruciform passage grave, and its location on Anglesey is unusual.
Similar tombs are found in Ireland, but those found elsewhere in Britain lack the decoration found here.
Decorated? It is called "rock art" and several of the chiselled chamber stones have markings of lozenges, spirals and zigzags.
The grave comprises of a long narrow passage, leading to a main chamber and three side chambers. Excavations of the small side chambers reveal that they were used for funerals, as the bones of two men were found here, whereas the central chamber, probably, staged ritual ceremonies. There is evidence here of a long burning fire and a strange “stew”, comprising of wrasse, frog, toad, eel, grass snake, and hare!
It is one of the more unusual and important Neolithic sites in Wales dating back to 2500 BC…and the tranquil views are stunning!