ME00981 - NEWGRANGE - Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

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Identified as Site K by O'Kelly (1978, 47). Situated some 90m W of main mound (ME019-045----) of Newgrange, this site, on excavation, was shown to be a mound, c. 20m in diam., containing an undifferentiated passage-tomb, 8m long opening to the S having a triangular annex or cell attached to E side of the chamber. Two, or possibly three, phases of construction were evident. A number of structural stones bear megalithic art (O'Kelly et. al. 1978, 249-352). See attached pdf file which shows contour plan of Site K, taken from O'Kelly et. al. (1978, 253) and jpeg file which shows Google Earth aerial photo taken 12 July 2013. The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Date of upload/revision: 07 November 2013

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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