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.
Collection: Mason Photographic Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1890-1910
NLI Ref: M41/16
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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.
Now in colour!
Q. What do you do when you see a spaceman ? A. Park in it, man !
What tools were used?
Tombview! GoogleSphere (March 2015) - goo.gl/maps/WVupr3mpHmr
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.
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.
interesting, never knew of the place. Always loved Europe, stuff is so much older than here.
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.
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.