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Brú na Bóinne, Ireland

Newgrange Tomb
The Brú na Bóinne or The Palace of the Boyne is an amazing complex of Neolithic chamber tombs, standing stones, henges and other prehistoric enclosures located in a wide meander of the River Boyne in Ireland. The site is Europe's largest and most important concentration of prehistoric megalithic art.

The site covers 780ha and contains around 40 passage tombs as well as other prehistoric sites and later features. The most well-known sites within Brú na Bóinne are the impressive passage graves of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Each of the three main megalith sites have significant archaeoastronomical significance. Newgrange and Dowth have Winter Solstice solar alignments, while it is claimed Knowth has an Equinox solar alignment

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