Sunday, 22 July 2012

The Mysterious Engravings Of Ireland's 5,000-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb

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Loughcrew, near Oldcastle, County Meath, is a site of considerable historical importance in Ireland. It is the site of megalithic burial grounds dating back to approximately 3,500 and 3,300 BC. For thousands of years they have stood, high on the windswept hills, with views of a gentle green landscape rolling away on all sides.

Before the first pyramids were even built in Egypt, this wild and rugged land was home to Neolithic people who carved strange patterns into the stones. And yet it is the mystery that enshrouds this tomb site that is the real secret to its appeal.