Knowth Kerbstone Numbering System
The George Eogan
numbering system is simply K1 to K127,
used a different system based around North, South, East and West.
has compiled the following
comparison table (only stones mentioned by Martin Brennan are translated) :
Knowth Kerbstone K5
The crescent represents the moon, Kerbstones K5 (NE6) shows how the crescents measures time.
A set of 6 circles (6 months of the year?) extend across the right half of K5 (NE6) from above the
centre of a spiral with 6 turnings. The circle and crescent (far left) also suggest the moon.
The Stones of Time p137
The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath
Excavations at Knowth Volume 7: The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath
The complex of passage tombs at Knowth is dated c. 3200-2900 BC, and this volume deals
with one of the most significant aspects of the site. It presents a complete catalogue
of the 390 recorded carved stones at Knowth, through descriptions, drawings and photographs.
Six main styles of art have been identified and these are discussed, together with the
motifs and techniques employed. The Knowth carvings constitute c. 46% of all such art
in Ireland, and the volume sets the Knowth art in the context of the other Irish carvings,
those in western and northern Britain, and also the somewhat earlier art found on megalithic
tombs in Atlantic Europe.
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