Dowth County Meath, Ireland c. 3000 BCE
Dowth is the least known of three passage tombs in BrÃº na BÃ³inne, Ireland. Unlike its neighbors, Dowth has not yet been thoroughly excavated and is currently closed to visitors, but it can be viewed from the road.
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- DowthDubhadh ("dark")
- 53.703731° N, 6.450369° W
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 7, 2011
Dowth is closed to visitors for safety reasons, but you can drive to the mound and view it from the road. The Dowth mound, mishapen and covered with grass and trees, gives a good idea of what the more famous Newgrange and Knowth mounds looked like before they were excavated and restored. Dowth is larger than Newgrange - about 85m in diameter - and taller, with a height of 14m. The crater in the top is the result of earlier excavations; there is also some quarrying damage on the western side. The mound is surrounded by 115 kerbstones, some of them decorated. continue reading →
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