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Inside a solstice aligned tomb: 3d model of Bryn Celli Ddu

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying Bryn Celli Ddu itself along with it’s surrounding landscape. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models as part of the project, and in this post we can reveal our model of the interior of Bryn Celli Ddu. You can see the blueschist pillar at the centre of the chamber.

We are currently working with Mint Motion on a fly-through animation of Bryn Celli Ddu and the surrounding landscape. This model will be stitched into it.

For viewing the 3D model use a mouse with a wheel to zoom, left click and hold to rotate and right click to move. Try rotating the model in full screen mode and switch rendering option to Matcap or wireframe (bottom right). A good Internet connection is required along with a compatible Browser such as Google Chrome.


Ffion, Adam, Seren, Ben


About FfionR

I’m Ffion, Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University and Heritage and Arts Manager for Cadw, the historic environment service for the Welsh Government. At Cadw, my role is to oversee projects that link heritage with the arts, inspire new ways of engaging people with our built environment and to link people with their local heritage and archaeology.


2 thoughts on “Inside a solstice aligned tomb: 3d model of Bryn Celli Ddu

  1. Fantastic. This is one of my favourite tombs. And the option of a coherent review of the surrounding landscape view – I can’t wait!

    Posted by Paul Challinor | February 28, 2017, 7:55 pm

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