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The Flag Fen Causeway


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Flag fen is a basin surrounded by slightly raised land on each side, as illustrated. In summer the basin was dry but in winter it flooded. Around 1300BC, the people in the area built a massive kilometer-long row of posts which runs across the wetland and reaches dry land on either side. Towards the centre, the posts run across a man made timber platform of about a hectare in area. This site was the focus of many religious rites. It may also have served as a defensive barrier and route across the marsh. Picture taken on 6th August 2006 at Flag Fen, Cambridgeshire.

6th Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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