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Ancient Tomb Art Found in Path of Irish Highway

The latest excavations at Lismullin revealed part of a large stone monument, or megalith, decorated with engravings dating to the Late Stone Age or about 4000 BC. Unearthed 50 meters from the temple, the megalith manifests a series of zigzags, concentric circles, and arcs. Archaeologist Mary Deevy asserted this megalith was likely a "curbstone from a passage tomb". Read the full story by James Owen in National Geographic News.
C Michael Hogan Posted by C Michael Hogan
16th January 2008ce
Edited 16th January 2008ce

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A fascinating video on the medieval souterrain under the Lismullin Henge, where the engraved stone was found. Listen to the commentary towards the end on the history of the souterrain and the modern 'cover up' which will result in its destruction.
moss Posted by moss
18th January 2008ce
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