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Our world is full of magical, mystical, and mysterious places that defy explanation.  There are treasures yet to be found, stone carvings we don't yet understand, and architectural feats to be explained. 


Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle, Orkney: Easily the most awe-inspiring prehistoric site in Scotland, the Ring of Brodgar (also known as Brogar) lies on a promontory between two lochs. The stone circle is quite complete, and one of the biggest in Britain.The stones are set within a circular ditch up to 3m deep and 9m across that was hewn out of the solid bedrock by the prehistoric constructors. The surrounding area is full of other standing stones and Bronze Age round barrows, making a significant ritual landscape. Nearby are the Stones of Stenness.


Ward's LakeNewgrange: The Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange was built about 3200 BC. The kidney shaped mound covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The 19 metre long inner passage leads to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years. The passage and chamber of Newgrange are illuminated by the winter solstice sunrise. A shaft of sunlight shines through the roof box over the entrance and penetrates the passage to light up the chamber. The dramatic event lasts for 17 minutes at dawn from the 19th to the 23rd of December.

UmiumKnowth: The Great Mound was built over 5000 years ago, probably after the construction of Newgrange and before the construction of Dowth. The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds. The Great Mound has two passages with entrances on opposite sides, the western passage is 34 metres long and the eastern passage is 40 metre long, ending with a cruciform chamber.


Ward's LakeTara, Ireland: The megalithic tomb called the Mound of the Hostages is the oldest monument on the Hill of Tara dating back to between 2500 B.C. and 3000 B.C. The passage, 4m in length and 1m wide, was subdivided by sillstones into three compartments each containing cremated remains. Long after the megalithic mound was constructed Tara became the seat of the High Kings of Celtic Ireland.

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sohpetbneng peakThe Burren. Where there are no trees to hang a man. Where there is not enough water to drown him. And if you finally succeeded in killing him, it's too rocky to bury him. The landscape of the Burren is special. The limestone is split and weathered. Everywhere are traces of Megalithic Tombs (like this famous Poulnabrone), ringforts, souterrains, cairns, holy wells and stone rows.The vast amount of stone works on the imagination of people some dating from 3000 years BC, by 'Vivienne' (See Vivienne), the woman that he truly loved an who ultimately was to enchant him with the use of his own knowledge bestowed upon her. Merlin is attributed at different times to helping three Kings of England: Aurelius; Uther Pendragon; and later Uther's son Arthur.


Ward's LakeCarrowmore: Carrowmore is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland. The tombs are spread out over 3.8 sq km. Nearly 100 ancient monuments were originally present on this extensive site. Carrowmore is dated about 4600 BC, contains the remains of a passage-tomb which may be the earliest in the country. On this site there are several examples of what appear to be stone circles but which are, in fact, the kerbing stones of cairns which have disappeared. ver, the city reached the peak of its fame. When caravan routes were slowly displaced by shipping, the city's importance gradually dwindled; it fell into disuse and was lost to the world

UmiumDowth, Co. Meath: Together with Newgrange and Knowth, this mound forms part of the huge passage-tomb cemetery beside the lower stretches of the Boyne. This site has suffered generations of abuse, more than half the original mound is gone, the stone having been taken for road-making and building materials. The Annals of Tighernach tell of Dowth being plundered and burnt in 1059, with a record in the Annals of the Four Masters of three great early battles at Dowth, and a later burning in 1170. In the last century, a house was built on the summit of the mound. There are two prehistoric tombs in the western part of the mound, dating from about 3000 BC. One of the tombs, just inside the kerb of the mound, has a single side chamber opening off a large circular chamber with decorations on some of the stones. This souterrain was probably originally constructed in the 1st millennium BC, when the mound was adapted as the base for a fortress.gical sword, Excalibur. It took him three attempts, so drawn was he to the mighty weapon; when he finally complied with the wounded king's wish, a hand rose from the lake and caught the sword and brandished it three times before vanishing again beneath the water.

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