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Last Updated: Friday, 22 July, 2005, 20:19 GMT 21:19 UK
Hands-on dig held at burial site
La Hougue Bie burial chamber
Neolithic man built the burial site at La Hougue Bie
An archaeological dig is set to take place at La Hougue Bie on Saturday.

It is all part of an archaeology week which aims to encourage youngsters to take a bigger interest in history.

The day is one in a series of events being held by Jersey Heritage and will allow islanders to locate, excavate, clean and log historical artefacts.

Organisers said it would be a hands-on experience and other activities will include pot making, Neolithic demonstrations and guided tours.

Neolithic man in Jersey built the burial site at La Hougue Bie to link in with the equinox.

As the sun rises a beam of light can shine right through to the back wall of the burial passage.




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