Newgrange Kerbstone K1 - The Entrance Stone

Newgrange Kerbstone K1
Newgrange Kerbstone K1 - The Entrance Stone

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Digitised image of Newgrange entrance kerbstone by The Discovery Programme

Newgrange | Brú na Bóinne

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument located in the Boyne Valley within Ireland's Ancient East, and is part of the Brú na Bóinne archaeological complex. Constructed around 3200 BCE, it is a large circular mound with a passageway leading to a central chamber. Newgrange is renowned for its winter solstice phenomenon, where sunlight penetrates the passage and illuminates the inner chamber, demonstrating an ancient understanding of astronomy.

Brú na Bóinne encompasses several prehistoric monuments, with Newgrange and Knowth being the most prominent. Brú na Bóinne is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reflecting its importance in understanding the Neolithic period and the development of ancient Ireland.

Kerbstones are large stones that form a ring around the base of passage tombs in Ireland, and they are a distinctive feature of sites like Newgrange and Knowth. Many of the kerbstones, particularly at Knowth, are adorned with intricate megalithic art, featuring geometric patterns, spirals, and symbols.

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