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New Grange and the bend of the Boyne

O'Riordain, Sean P.1964
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In the Bend of the Boyne, north of Dublin and west of Drogheda, lies a cemetery of prehistoric tombs which is among the most renowned and important antiquities in Europe. The three largest and finest monuments among many there are New Grange, Dowth and Knowth, and they are not only famous for their size and construction - New Grange is perhaps the best preserved chambered tomb with a corbelled roof from prehistoric times in Western Europe - but because of their wealth of decoration. New Grange is a remarkable storehouse of megalithic art, only to be compared in its richness with Gavrinis in Brittany. New Grange, like Stonehenge, is one of the major prehistoric wonders of the world.
Main title:
New Grange and the bend of the Boyne / Sean P. O'Riordain ; Glyn Daniel
Imprint:
London : Thames and Hudson, 1964
Collation:
218 p. : diags. maps, plans, plates ; 21 cm.
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Notes:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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