Knowth Kerbstone 1
Knowth Kerbstone K1
Knowth is a Stone Age Passage Tomb in the Boyne Valley in Ireland's Ancient East and together with
are the principal sites of Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site.
is the largest passage tomb of the Brú na Bóinne complex. The main mound is about
12 metres (40 ft) high and 67 metres (220 ft) in diameter covering about 1 hectare (2.5 acres).
It contains two passages placed along an east-west line and was originally encircled by 127 kerbstones of which 124 are still in place.
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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