|The Megalithic passage tomb at Newgrange Ireland is over 5000 years old & part of the Boyne Valley necropolis, which also encompasses the Knowth & Dowth prehistoric sites. The Irish megalithic passage Tombs at Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, including Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth, were constructed circa 3500 BC, before the Pyramids of Egypt, according to radio-carbon dating analysis of the Newgrange site.||
Irish countryside & sheep grazing at Brú na Boinne, Co. Meath Ireland image - adjoining the ancient Irish megalithic site of Newgrange.
Continent of Atlantis map.
From William Scott-Elliot's The Story of Atlantis & the Lost Lemuria published 1909.
|The exact use & original purpose of the passage tombs of Ireland has long been debated between traditional archaeologists & those who see a deeper significance to the stone structures. Some speculate that the astronomically aligned sites at Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth were built by survivors from the Atlantis continent which once may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean, to preserve ancient teachings. Those who have stood in the centre of a Ring Fort or near ancient standing stones may understand the tranquility and feeling of Oneness with the Universe such a casual encounter with our Celtic past can evoke.|
|Kerb stone at Newgrange with spiral symbols.|
At Newgrange, sunlight during the December winter solstice illuminates the inner passage & Chamber annually. Similarly in the Egyptian Pyramids, the ceremonial inner sanctum was aligned with the Pole star & constellations.
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Newgrange Ireland video clip courtesy of National Geographic.
Newgrange, Ireland entrance kerbstone.
Newgrange roof opening & entrance kerbstone with spiral art. Wall print.
Portal tomb in The Burren, Co. Clare. Ireland coffee mug.