Heatwave unearths significant discovery at Newgrange as henge possibly dating from 3,000 BC is discovered – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 18, 2018

Heatwave unearths significant discovery at Newgrange as henge possibly dating from 3,000 BC is discovered

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The recent weather conditions across the country has seen the country left with a lot of scorched grass which can be very unsightly, but for one particular area in Co Meath the sight of scorched grass could prove crucial given that it may have unearthed a discovery of real significance.

In what could be a historic find latest aerial shots near the World Heritage Site in Newgrange have uncovered a henge or circular enclosure that could be potentially of archaeological interest.

The latest find which was uncovered on Tuesday, apparently shows the outline of a henge that is approximately 200 metres in diameter.

It is suggested that the latest find which is attributed to the recent hot weather could give a greater knowledge to the current site at Newgrange.

Archaeologists also believe the henge could have been built some 500 years after Newgrange which dates from 3,000 BC.

Speaking about the find the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, said it was very significant.

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