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Prehistoric Ireland: Name Wanted for a new megalithic temple

By on 26 July 2018

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Discovered a new circular megalithic temple in Ireland. A new Stonehenge founded thanks to the extraordinary drought, close to the UNESCO site of Newgrange.

Everybody know Ireland is called Emerald Island. The whole island is covered with a huge and never-ending expanse of green lawn. But something has changed this year. A strong drought is jeopardizing this nickname. Despite it seems strange talking about a drought in this part of the world the hot news is another one.

Nuovo tempio megalitico Irlanda Stonehenge
Foto @Mythical Ireland

Some day ago has been discovered a new archaeological site in the Boyne Valley and close to the famous site of Newgrange. According to archaeologists, this is another circular megalithic temple similar to the most famous Stonehenge. The discovery was made by Anthony Murphy, expert of irish myths and legends, he dedicated his life to this passion on his Blog, and Ken Williams, his friend and photographer of Shadows and Stone.

The Boyne Valley

The Boyne Valley (called also Brú na Bóinne, or “Dwelling of Boyne”) takes its name by the namesake river and shield some of the most important prehistoric sites of Ireland. It’s located 40 km far from Dublin and it’s easly reachable by car or organised tours. It’s really famous for its three great mounds (Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth) but there are more than 90 Neolithic monuments.

Newgrange is the most impressive and spectacular building. This is a corridor grave dated 3200 b.C. that is surmounted by a stone mound of 80 m diameter. It’s a prehistoric site with lots of mistery and legends that fascinate many travellers.

Find out more about Newgrange

newgrange

Anthony Murphy hangs out the Boyne Valley, a place rich of prehistoric remains. On 10 July he was driving his drone in the area to make some aerial patrol with his friend. He tells well on his blog how things have gone. How just the day before he was fixing the water tank damaged by the limescale for the drought.

The video recorded with the drone is really cleat: the shape shown on the grass is clearly the one of a circular temple. According to the first valuation, it seems huge and it can be dated to 4500 b.C. but only more archaeological researches will define it. By now we can only be enchanted by these images that unveil again how Ireland is fascinating and to find the right name for this new archaeological site.

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