La Hougue Bie

One of the most significant Neolithic passage graves in Northern Europe, La Hougue Bie wasn’t excavated unto the 1920s. It is still covered  by a large mound, on top of which medieval chapels were built. The tomb itself gave up a secret in recent times, when as a result of excavations at the entrance, it was discovered that the passage was aligned such the first rays of the rising sun on the equinox strike the standing stone standing at the very back of the chamber.

The museum on site now houses the Celtic coin hoard which is being carefully and systematically dismantled and the technicians doing this can be viewed each day.