Newgrange – News about a 5,000 year old structure

I write about Newgrange being my favorite stop on our trip and suddenly everyone is talking about it! First Jane Smiley visits and now some archeologists are saying that the most distinctive feature of Newgrange (the whole light/solstice thing) might only be 50 years old (i.e. it was created during the reconstruction of the site).

Here’s a link to the full academic paper, which I plan to read at some point. Also, how cool is it that there’s a journal devoted to Ireland’s Celtic past?

As a bonus I’ve embedded a 3D model of the passage/tomb of Newgrange so you can pretend that you’ve visited.


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