Newgrange
Ireland

Newgrange (Ireland) - Neolithic monument from over 4 thousand years

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Boyne Valley, Ireland

Date of build

Ok. 3600 BC or 2,500 p.n.e.

  • Other building names: Passage Grave, Brú na Bóinne
  • Building type: Tomb
  • Architectural style: Neolithic
  • Material: Stone, peat
  • Height: 13.5 meters
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Newgrange description and facts:

Newgrange, praised in Irish literature, is a megalithic passageway tomb. It is proof of the existence of a Neolithic society with advanced technical knowledge at that time in the Boyne Valley.

Newgrange comes from 3200 BC, is older than Mycenae, the Pyramid and even Stonehenge.

The entire Newgrange complex consists of: a large stone circle with a diameter of 105 meters, 12 stones from the original 38 located near the tomb, each height up to 2.4 meters . The tomb is surrounded by 97 stones, many of them are decorated with hieroglyphs and paintings.

To his center with a diameter of 78-85 meters he runs a 19-meter-long passage dug at an angle of 135 ° and leads to the funeral room. Inside the passage there are 22 stones on the left and 21 on the right.

In the inner chamber with dimensions of 6.5 x 6.2 meter there are 3 cavities, and each has a goblet. Apart from the graves, there are also: 4 lamps, 2 pendants, scales, bone chisels and fragments of human bones.

During the excavation work, Professor O'Kelly noticed that the tomb was positioned in such a way that during the winter solstice the rays of the rising sun run along the corridor and fall into the chamber casting rays light to the heart of this mysterious tomb. The entire structure was sealed so that water did not penetrate into it and was surrounded with standing stones.

Newgrange is located in the bend of the Boyne River. This area is particularly rich in prehistoric monuments. At only two or three kilometers there are also two other mounds: Knowth and Dowth. Their sizes are not much different from Newgrange, but it is believed that both were created a bit later. The Knowth mound houses two corridor tombs and several smaller ones are outside. Nearby there are also several mounds and standing boulders. It is not hard to believe that this whole complex has acquired a kind of mystical fame for centuries. Knowth and Dowth bear traces of later visits, but Newgrange remained intact.

In 1142, the area of ​​current Newgrange belonged to the Mellifont Abbey farm, which were called "granges". From the 14th century, the building was known as "New Grange".

Official website: http://www.newgrange.com

UNESCO

The site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Date of inscription: 1993       Ref: 659

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marcin
#12
marcin
12 years ago
przez pomyłke kliknieta została ocena 2 a chcę dać MAXIMUM!
mario
#11
mario
14 years ago
dzisiaj zwiedzilem Newgrange i naprawde jestem pod wrazeniem pamiatkowe zdjecia beda mi przypominaly o tym miejscu :) polecam kazdemu zwiedzenie trzech miejsc tzn.Newgrange,Knowth i Dowth.
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14 years ago
Świetne miejsce, mieszkam niedaleko tego w miasteczku o nazwie Trim , tam znów na zamku kręcili Waleczne Serce świetna okolica ... W Newgrange byłem na wycieczce ze szkołą, warto zobaczyć tamtejsze muzeum ... powodzenia miłego zwiedzania :)
Miki
#9
Miki
14 years ago
Wygląda jak w miarę nowoczesny schron lub bunkier. Tyle samo pytań i zagadek co w przypadku choćby piramid w Gizie.
smok23
#8
smok23
15 years ago
bylam w newgrange i polecam wycieczke tam kazdemu. wrazenia niezapomniane.
Dark Lord
#7
Dark Lord
15 years ago
Tam istnieje magia.
paulinka-CELTKA :D
#6
paulinka-CELTKA :D
15 years ago
:D bylam w Ireland cala jest taka magiczna ;D do NEW GRANGE spoźnilam sie o 15 minut :( jade jeszcze raz w wakacje buuzie z Kraka :D
easyrider
#5
easyrider
15 years ago
ok, warto zobaczyc Ale zdecydowanie za malo informacji podawali przewodnicy, "po łebkach" , spodziewałems sie czeos wiecej - no to wiecej to sobie sam musze wyszukac. pozdro
RodzyN
#4
RodzyN
15 years ago
niesamowita budowla , naprawdę robi wrazenie
kargeo
#3
kargeo
15 years ago
byłam, widziałam, bardzo interesujące
new_snicket
#2
new_snicket
16 years ago
to niesamowite, że budowle mogą tyle przetrwać
krzych kizierowski
#1
krzych kizierowski
16 years ago
Newgrange,konstrukcyjnie jest również podobnie jak Stonehenge geodezyjnym zegarem, usytuowanym na geodezyjnej linii Newgrange-Aggersborg- rock Taberg look:www.google. pl stonehenge survey clock K.K

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