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This Morning Mary loves when visitors to Ireland who have not been here before come calling so that they can be taken to see the wonders of Newgrange! The workmanship on the enormous stones would be impressive in today's context but given that they were carried out more than 5,000 years ago they are phenomenal!
Mr. Masons shot is very effective in its capture of the fine detail of this stone on the inside of the tomb chamber.


Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910

NLI Ref: M41/16

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    DannyM8

    • 06/Feb/2019 08:55:25

    Newgrange is such a special place, I have travelled a lot and have seen many great sights around the world. Newgrange is as special as anything I have seen.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Feb/2019 09:17:23

    Now in colour! Newgrange ceiling spiral

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    Carol Maddock

    • 06/Feb/2019 09:24:53

    And spacewomen!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Feb/2019 09:38:47

    Q. What do you do when you see a spaceman ? A. Park in it, man !

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 06/Feb/2019 09:44:44

    What tools were used?

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    sam2cents

    • 06/Feb/2019 10:35:43

    Awesome!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 06/Feb/2019 12:17:56

    Tombview! GoogleSphere (March 2015) - goo.gl/maps/WVupr3mpHmr

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Feb/2019 14:33:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography] It dates from the Neolithic, the New Stone Age, about 3200 BCE, so the tools would be stone, some with wooden handles.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 07/Feb/2019 01:15:35

    Thank you, for the information. May I ask, can you decipher "BCE" in plain English or Irish? Also, as a photographer and from a photographic perspective, this photo was over-exposed.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 07/Feb/2019 03:17:06

    interesting, never knew of the place. Always loved Europe, stuff is so much older than here.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Feb/2019 09:59:42

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography] BCE stands for Before Current Era, and means the same as the old Before Christ. I'm not sure if the change was because some people don't believe in Christ, or because no-one is sure when exactly Christ (leaving out the belief stuff) was actually born, with 4 BC being one popular guess. So Newgrange is about 5200 years old, hundreds of years older than Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 07/Feb/2019 10:12:17

    www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley/ Oh, politically correct bullshit. I get it. Just wouldn't want to refer to Jesus Christ, as it might offend someone.