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Stonehenge and its Environs — News

The battle for the future of Stonehenge


Britain’s favourite monument is stuck in the middle of a bad-tempered row over road traffic. By Charlotte Higgins

Published: 06:00 Friday, 08 February 2019

Stonehenge, with the possible exception of Big Ben, is Britain’s most recognisable monument. As a symbol of the nation’s antiquity, it is our Parthenon, our pyramids – although, admittedly, less impressive. Neil MacGregor, the former director of the British Museum, recalls that when he took a group of Egyptian archaeologists to see it, they were baffled by our national devotion to the stones, which, compared to the refined surfaces of the pyramids, seemed to them like something hastily thrown up over a weekend.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/08/the-battle-for-the-future-of-stonehenge?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Menlough (Portal Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Dowth I (Passage Grave) — Links

Dowth Megalithic Tomb, Bru na Boinne, Ireland


Survey work by David Strange-Walker of Trent & Peak Archaeology and Marcus Abbott of ArcHeritage. Thanks to Dr Steve Davis of University College Dublin, and the Office of Public Works, Ireland, for funding this project.

Kilgraney (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

The landowner here is very proud of what he has on his land. There's even a sign on the gate into the field announcing the presence of the Kilgraney Dolmen. The structure here is badly collapsed however. I struggled to identify any of the orthostats but I'm sure they have been plundered down through the years as there are distinct quarry marks on two of them. The babbling stream not 5 metres away from the monument is soothing. Access is downhill from the aforementioned farm gate and visitors are welcome.

Kilgraney (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Rathgeran (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Knockroe (Portal Tomb) — Images

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Cornaville North (Court Tomb) — Images

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Edengora (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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Drumnigh (Artificial Mound) — Images

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Boyne Valley Complex — Links

National Monuments Service


Further details of Brú na Bóinne aerial survey released

Date Released: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht releases further details of archaeological discoveries at Newgrange within the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne

To mark the winter solstice when the rising sun illuminates the burial chamber of the Great Passage Tomb of Newgrange, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has today (21 December) released further details of the archaeological discoveries made this year within the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne, close to Newgrange Passage Tomb.

Mount Venus (Burial Chamber) — Images

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Boyne Valley Complex — News

Parts of a longboat found by River Boyne anglers are 5,000 years old


Story here:
https://jrnl.ie/4356455

Cohaw (Court Tomb) — Images

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