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#2164: Mound of the Hostages

Photo 2164: Mound of the Hostages - Hill of Tara

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Photo ID
2164
Credit
Title
Mound of the Hostages
Caption
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.
Geotag
53.578646° N, 6.612225° W
Uploaded
November 23, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
1600