History & Heritage

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?

"The glut of discoveries first came to public attention when Mythical Ireland‘s Anthony Murphy and drone photographer Ken Williams found two henges near the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Newgrange, Co Meath." - http://www.thejournal.ie/archeologica-discoveries-4162562-Aug2018/

Published on August 4th 2018

It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening

"You might expect the area – a Unesco World Heritage Site – to be so well documented that everything of note has turned up, but it has yielded yet more fascinating discoveries." - http://www.thejournal.ie/newgrange-new-discoveries-passage-tomb-drought-4138485-Jul2018/

5,500-year-old tomb in Meath the ‘find of a lifetime’

One of the richest tapestries of archaeology in Ireland, the Boyne Valley is the gift that just kept giving this summer, with three separate discoveries to send experts worldwide into an excited tizzy.

Thousands will flock to see a significant Neolithic passage tomb cemetery, unearthed during works at Dowth Hall in Co Meath and revealed to the world in July.

A kerbstone at the site is heavily decorated with Neolithic carvings and represents one of the most impressive discoveries of megalithic art in Ireland in decades.


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