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‘The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath


To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

A MEGALITHIC PASSAGE tomb cemetery dating back some 5,500 years has been unearthed beside Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

The discovery is within the Brú na Bóinne heritage site. The excavation is being carried out by agri-technology company Devenish in partnership with UCD’s School of Archaeology.

More: http://www.thejournal.ie/megalithic-passage-tomb-meath-4130419-Jul2018/
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th July 2018ce

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This is an astonishing discovery, to find something of this magnitude hidden in a heritage site is quite something. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th July 2018ce
It's quite a sprawling site, but even at that, you're right. I think there's a lot more out there, and some of it would be known about, but the money for excavations is thin on the ground. And then there's Anthony and Ken's discovery, out of the blue and due to the recent weather. Exciting times at Brú na Bóinne. ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th July 2018ce
Ken's photos of both sites are typically amazing. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th July 2018ce
Looking through that locked gate was SO frustrating GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
17th July 2018ce
Yes Gladman. All the articles say that it's a 'discovery', but it's been known of for years. The extent of the decoration on that stone though... ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th July 2018ce
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