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Ancient 'untouched' tomb discovered on Dingle Peninsula

By Seán Mac an tSíthigh
Iriseoir Fise

An ancient tomb, described by archaeologists as "untouched" and "highly unusual" has been discovered on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry.

The tomb was uncovered in recent days during land improvement works being carried out by a farmer.

The National Monument Service has requested that the location of the structure should not be disclosed in order to prevent the possibility of disturbance.

The tomb was uncovered by a digger during land reclamation work when a large stone slab was upturned, revealing a slab-lined chamber beneath.

On closer inspection an adjoining sub-chamber was found at what appears to be the front of the tomb.

The tomb contained an unusual smooth oval-shaped stone and what is believed to be human bone.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th April 2021ce

Comments (2)

Love stuff like this..... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
17th April 2021ce
It's pretty incredible really. Calling it 'untouched' is slightly ironic however, giving that it was 'discovered' by a mechanical digger. Hopefully the land improvements are stopped permanently and the secrecy dropped. ryaner Posted by ryaner
18th April 2021ce
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