The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Get the TMA Images feed
Latest Posts

Previous 10 | Showing 11-60 of 130,560 posts. Most recent first | Next 50

Rockmarshall (Court Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Rockmarshall</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th August 2018ce

Drumnasillagh (Court Tomb) — Images

<b>Drumnasillagh</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Drumnasillagh</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Drumnasillagh</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th August 2018ce

Drumnasillagh (Court Tomb) — Miscellaneous

The following description is derived from both the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Louth' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1986) and the 'Archaeological Survey of County Louth' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1991). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload/revision: 17 July 2007

This court-tomb is incorporated in a roughly trapezoidal cairn some 30m long and 20m wide at the WSW, narrowing to 7.1m wide at the ESE. There is a well-defined court at the W leading to the gallery area which is covered by cairn material. The court, 7.5m wide and 6m deep, embraces almost three-quarters of a circle and is represented by 14 orthostats, 7 at either side. Two large slabs lie at the inner end of the court. A single fa├žade stone stands beyond the N arm of the court. Two kerb stones are exposed at the E end of the cairn and a field wall runs along its southern side. (PRIA (C) 1960, 128-9)
ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th August 2018ce

Drumnasillagh (Court Tomb) — Images

<b>Drumnasillagh</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Drumnasillagh</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Drumnasillagh</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th August 2018ce

Clachan Ceann Ile (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Clachan Ceann Ile</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Clachan Ceann Ile</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Clachan Ceann Ile</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Clachan Ceann Ile</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th August 2018ce

Clachan Ceann Ile (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

Her favourite theory, however, concerned a Danish Princess called Iula, or Yula, who left Denmark with an apron full of stones of different sizes. As she proceeded on her journey some of the stones fell out, one becoming Ireland, another Rathlin and a third Texa. The remainder of the stones fell out and became the string of islands from Ardbeg to Kildalton. She perished in the soft sands off that coast and was taken to Seonais Hill above Loch Cnoc and buried there. What was described in the Statistical Account of 1794 as the grave of "a daughter of one of the kings of Denmark" is marked by two small standing stones about 10 meters apart, though there is no good evidence to support this tradition. Islay is said to have got its name from this lady, or perhaps she may have taken her name from Islay.

Peggy Earl 'Tales of Islay'
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th August 2018ce

Ardilistry (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th August 2018ce

Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th August 2018ce

Trudernish Point (Promontory Fort) — Links

Canmore


Some nice aerial photos.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th August 2018ce

Trudernish Point (Promontory Fort) — Images

<b>Trudernish Point</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th August 2018ce

Commons (Court Tomb) — Images

<b>Commons</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Commons</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Commons</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Commons</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th August 2018ce

Lurgankeel (Wedge Tomb) — Images

<b>Lurgankeel</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Lurgankeel</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Lurgankeel</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th August 2018ce

Hilgenstein - Werkel (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The menhir Hilgenstein is situated in the south of the village of Werkel, east of a development area in the street Am Hilgenstein.

The menhir is 1.5m high and 0.5m (base) respectively 0.3 m (top) wide. As there were no archaeological finds found nearby, it could not be dated beyound doubt. It is assumed that the current location is not identical to the original location.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
12th August 2018ce

D47 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Like its neighbour D46 Emmen (Angelslo), D47 Emmen (Angelslo) has been swallowed by the city of Emmen some time ago. I'm not a big fan of 'urbanized' megalithic sites, as I always find that they lack atmosphere, which is, beside the site itself, also important for me. In the case of these two Hunebeds I have to admit, that the impacts of the surrounding residential settlements are not too disturbing.

D47 Emmen (Angelslo) is a mid size Hunebed (6.9 x 2m), consisting originally of five capstones. In a restoration in 1997, two random boulders were added but not noticeable in the meantime anymore. The supporting stones and end stones are all present and are located almost entirely below the ground level.

The 'official' (signed) approach by car is to park in Heesackers street (around house no. 27) , which is right in the middle between the two Hunebeds and walk to each site from here.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
12th August 2018ce

D46 Emmen (Angelslo) (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

Like its neighbour D47 Emmen (Angelslo), D46 Emmen (Angelslo) has been swallowed by the city of Emmen some time ago. I'm not a big fan of 'urbanized' megalithic sites, as I always find that they lack atmosphere, which is, beside the site itself, also important for me. In the case of these two Hunebeds I have to admit, that the impacts of the surrounding residential settlements are not too disturbing.

D46 Emmen (Angelslo) is a mid size Hunebed (9.5 x 3.6m), consisting originally of five capstones, the middle capstone is not present anymore. The supporting stones and end stones are all present.

The 'official' (signed) approach by car is to park in Heesackers street (around house no. 27) , which is right in the middle between the two Hunebeds and walk to each site from here.

Visited July 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
12th August 2018ce

Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Castle Hill (Huddersfield)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th August 2018ce
Previous 10 | Showing 11-60 of 130,560 posts. Most recent first | Next 50