Built around 3000 BC, Newgrange is Europe's finest example of a stoneage tomb. 1000 years older than Stonehenge, this huge earthen tomb has been reconstructed from its original material that was found on the site during excavations in the early 20th century. In the centre of the mound is the tomb chamber that measures only about 6 metres in diameter. If you look at the pictures of the passageway, there is another smaller opening above the door. The alignment of this opening and the subsequent tunnel inside is such that only on the winter solstice will the sun be in the correct postion to allow light to pass down the passageway and illuminate the tomb within. It is pretty impressive.

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