Newgrange, Ireland, ca 3200

corbel vaulted passage tomb surrounded by standing stones

 Aerial View

Plan of mound and standing stones

Plan of interior passage plus elevation section showing corbel vaulting and orthostats in passageway

Stone plan of passage, in two sections

Looking up to the reconstructed mound, with standing stones

View from the tomb looking out across the valley of the Boyne

The facade as reconstructed with white quartz and limestone, with tourists for scale

The huge entrance stone with carvings

Walking around - the back - kerbstones - more kerbstones

Carvings, details - triangle motifs in smooth and rough - detail

Path of the sun at winter solstice sunrise through lintel window box

View down the passageway to the window box

 

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