Category Archives: Standing Stones

Ballymacdermot court tomb

Ballymacdermot Court TombCounty Armagh, Northern Ireland: “This fine court tomb on the south slope of Ballymacdermot Mountain dates from about 3500 BCE. It has three separate burial chambers in a gallery which was entered from the forecourt – hence the … Continue reading

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Loughcrew Passage Tomb

Sliabh na Caillí (Mountain of the Hag), also known as Lough crew, is a infamous passage tomb is one of the four main passage tombs in Ireland next to Brú na Bóinne, Carrowkeel and Carrowmore dating to roughly 3,300 BCE. … Continue reading

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Archaeologists and pagans alike glory in the Brodgar complex

Posted by TANN Ancient, Breakingnews, Destinations, Scotland, Travel, UK 7:30 PM   Archaeologists are notoriously nervous of attributing ritual significance to anything (the old joke used to be that if you found an artefact and couldn’t identify it, it had … Continue reading

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Origin of Stonehenge rocks discovered | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News

By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – Cross posted using WordPress “Press This” Application: Preserved for academic study.   The origin of some of Stonehenge’s ancient stones have been discovered Researchers in the United Kingdom have finally solved a major piece … Continue reading

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BBC News – Archaeologists make new Stonehenge ‘sun worship’ find

The pits are positioned on celestial alignment at the site and may have contained stones Two previously undiscovered pits have been found at Stonehenge which point to it once being used as a place of sun worship before the stones … Continue reading

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The Blarney Castle Rock Close:

  Rock Close   Rock Close * Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland * www.blarneycastle.ie * A mystical portal in the heart of the castle grounds of Blarney where faeries dance, Witches’ bless and answer wishes, Druids weave magick, stone monuments made, … Continue reading

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Poulnabrone Portal Tomb

    Poulnabrone Portal Tomb * Poulnabrone dolmen * the Burren, County Clare, Ireland * In the heart of the Burren, sits the infamous Irish “hole of sorrows”. It is a portal tomb that dates back to the Neolithic, approximately … Continue reading

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Newgrange

    Newgrange: Brú na Bóinne, Ireland One of Ireland’s most infamous monuments and archaeological sites, Newgrange is amongst the Bru na Boinne World Heritage sites next to Knowth and Dowth. It is popular like Stonehenge with its Solstice astronomical … Continue reading

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Knowth

  Knowth/Newgrange   Knowth, Ireland: http://www.knowth.com/knowth.htm One of Irelands most famous Neolithic passage graves, Knowth is in the valley of the Boyne River, at the ancient monument of Brú na Bóinne nearby famous Newgrange. This monument was built after Newgrange, … Continue reading

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Brú na Bóinne

    Brú na Bóinne * aka “Palace of the Boyne” or “Bend of the Boyne” * Knowth/Newgrange, Donore, Co. Meath, Ireland * UNESCO World Heritage Site * “Bru na Boinne” is the name of a Boyne River Valley section … Continue reading

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