One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What We Saw near Dublin: Dowth, Knowth, Newgrange

Dowth, Knowth, and Newgrange are just three of the more prominent ancient tumuli located in Ireland (these funeral monuments were erected ca. 3000 BC by a still-little-known-about people). Currently, if I heard right, Dowth is not accessible to the public. Buying two tickets, we were able to see both Knowth and Newgrange.

These are not my photos (again: my photos were taken somewhere between Brussels and Amsterdam): I selected them from Photobucket.

Two from Newgrange:

Newgrange Pictures, Images and Photos


newgrange entrance Pictures, Images and Photos


Two from Knowth:

Knowth Pictures, Images and Photos


Knowth Pictures, Images and Photos


 The macehead* from Knowth:

Knowth macehead Pictures, Images and Photos

*[Note: The macehead was discovered in the tomb at Knowth. We were unable to view this because it's in a Dublin museum and, well, we just ran out of time.]
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