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Cairn L

Passage Grave


Ancient Irish were first to record an eclipse – 5,355 years ago

Our ancient Irish ancestors carved images of an ancient eclipse into giant stones over 5,000 years ago, on November 30, 3340 BC to be exact. This is the oldest known recorded solar eclipse in history.

The illustrations are found on the Stone Age “Cairn L,” on Carbane West, at Loughcrew, outside Kells, in County Meath. The landscape of rolling hills is littered with Neolithic monuments. Some say that originally there were at least 40 to 50 monuments, but others say the figure was more like 100.

“Cairn L” received a mention in Astronomy Ireland’s article: “Irish Recorded Oldest Known Eclipse 5355 Years Ago.” They write that the Irish Neolithic astronomer priests recorded the events on three stones relating to the eclipse, as seen from that location.

moss Posted by moss
17th August 2015ce

Comments (3)

I hope they're right, because the ancient Irish have a lot to live up to already, and if it's proved that, say, the ancient Palestinians got there first, well I don't know how us modern ones will cope.

;-) Sorry Moss, so much wrong with that story.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th August 2015ce
True , Derek.
What a load of tosh , difficult to know where to start .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
18th August 2015ce
Don't worry Ryaner, did not write it anyway ;) if it is wrong I suppose at least it stimulates discussion.... moss Posted by moss
18th August 2015ce
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