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#2163: Mound of the Hostages

Photo 2163: Mound of the Hostages - Hill of Tara

Photo Details

Photo ID
2163
Date
2007-08-27
Location
Hill of Tara
Description
The so-called Mound of the Hostages, a passage tomb dating from c.2500-2100 BC. The short passage is astronomically aligned with the sunrise on on November 8 and February 4, the ancient Celtic festivals of Samhain and Imbolc. Just inside the passage on the left is a carved stone; several Bronze Age burials were excavated in the tomb itself. Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
3456 x 2304 px
File Size
6.61 MB
ISO
400
Geotag
53.578646° N, 6.612225° W
Date Digitized
August 27, 2007
Date Uploaded
November 23, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes