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Carn Euny

The remains of this Iron Age village dating from around 200BC, houses a 66-foot long fogou. A fogou is an underground passage, completed in stone and covered with earth. They date from the Iron Age period to the Roman occupation.

There is some speculation as to their purpose. Whether they are storage facilities, safe havens from attackers or channels for earth currents is debatable.

Directions: To the South of Grumbla on a minor track.

Carn Euny ExteriorCarn Euny Exterior

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Image Copyright: 
Lee Waterhouse
Ian Topham

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