Knowth Kerbstone 30

Knowth K30 - Kerbstone 30
Knowth Kerbstone 30

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 Description of Kerbstone 30

A large composition is placed symmetrically on the stone. It consists of two crescents opening towards each other; these are enclosed by two large, C-shaped motifs opening downwards. These are picked in broad, ribbonlike bands with a medium-sized, rounded point, and chisel-like marks are used towards the bottom of the C-motifs at the outer-left.

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Knowth Kerbstone 30 - K30
Lovely photo by Clare Tuffy with the light falling on a stone highlighting every detail

Knowth Kerbstone K67
Knowth Kerbstone 67 scan by the Discovery Programme

Knowth is a Stone Age Passage Tomb in the Boyne Valley in Ireland's Ancient East and together with Newgrange and Dowth are the principal sites of Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Knowth 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.

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