Chun Quoit

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The only Cornish quoit closest in form to the original design, except that the covering stone and earth mound has almost all gone, thanks to graverobbers and fierce Atlantic storms these past 6,000 years

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Comments (19)

Lurol yves on July 29, 2012

à la première vue , je croyais que cela était un champignon nommé bolet ou cèpe .

Celui ci n'est sans doute pas comestible ou terriblement indigeste mais la photo , comme la série est tres belle. Les cornouailles merveilleuses...


Andy Rodker on July 29, 2012

Indeed, M A!! I would hope the image is more digestible!

Best wishes, Andy

BOGDAN de Varsovie on July 30, 2012

Fantastic stone mushroom !!!


Best Regards. Bogdan

Andy Rodker on July 30, 2012

Li, thank you - and for the ysl too.

I have seen pictures of these tombs from many places in Europe. The ones from western Europe and from this time, 6,000 to 4,500 years ago, tend to be of this shape in their original form but many have collapsed or been put back together incorrectly (if innocently). I have also seen pictures of longer shaped tombs from elsewhere in Europe but of a basically similar construction.

Chun is also notable as it is smaller than most of the other extant quoits.

Certainly the coast has been retreating since that time but not perhaps as much on the Atlantic side at this point (from erosion of the cliffs) as further south at Mount's Bay on the English Channel side (from flooding of the lowlands).

Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on July 30, 2012

Benedetta - or B?!


Very glad you both like my favourite Cornish prehistoric monumnet!

Thank you. Best wishes, Andy

BritPlom on July 30, 2012

Superb dolmen!

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

Andy Rodker on July 30, 2012

Thanks Francois! Very much appreciated, especially for the l+f. Best wishes, Andy

Brigitte Uras on July 30, 2012

joli- like brigitte

Carles G on July 30, 2012

Interesting dolmen and nice photo. Like. Best regards, Carles

digitaaal on July 30, 2012

Very nice view, good composition.


Greetings from Hungary, Pista.

Andy Rodker on July 31, 2012




Many thanks and best wishes, Andy

Ray1900 on July 31, 2012

Mooie foto, prachtig gebied! LIKE

Groet, Ray.

Andy Rodker on July 31, 2012

Thanks Ray, much appreciated! Best wishes, Andy

Shrdn on July 31, 2012

A special charme from those ancient stones, with a pleasant coloured scene all around. I like it! My fav. Warm greetings Roberto

Andy Rodker on July 31, 2012

You have seen many ancient stones, I know, Roberto, so a special thank you for the L+F. All best wishes, Andy

Rod Rich on August 2, 2012

Wonderful mushroom. Like

Friendly greetings from Český ráj, Roman

Andy Rodker on August 2, 2012

Many thanks Roman and also thank you for your visit, kind words and likes. Best wishes, Andy

tu andy on April 13, 2013

Excellent presentation. Beautiful landscape and photo. YS 3 + Like 13. Best wishes, andy

Andy Rodker on April 13, 2013

Many thanks Andy for your ysl. Much appreciated.

Best wishes, Andy

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Photo taken in Penwith Heritage Coast, Saint Just, Cornwall, UK

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    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
    • Taken on 2012/07/20 16:01:46
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    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
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