ME02228 - KNOWTH - Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

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Knowth cemetery, site 16. This monument predates the main mound (ME019-030001-). The kerbed mound, 8.6m in diam., contains a passage-tomb, which was at least 3.8m long, opening to the SW and divided by two sill stones. The construction of the main mound impinged on the S section of the monument. A number of kerb stones and the outer part of its passage were removed in this sector and an additional access passage was constructed, opening to SE. Five stones bear megalithic art (Eogan 1984, 109-32). 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: 10 July 2007

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

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53.7013, -6.49087

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