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Situated at Newgrange and Knowth are two of Ireland's most important prehistoric megalithic sites. A megalithic structure is one composed of large interlocking stones, which are not held together with mortar.
Both Newgrange and Knowth are thought to have been used as tombs, though there is some contention as to their original use. They range in age from 3500 to 5000 years old and predate not only Stonehenge but also the Great Pyramids of Egypt. It is thought they played a central role in the religious life of Ireland's prehistoric people.
Many of the stones and passageways have been covered in megalithic art. This type of art consists of spirals, zigzags... read more