Knowth Kerbstone 46

Knowth Kerbstone 46 - K46
Knowth Kerbstone K46

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 46

Stage 1 consists of a set of at least three large, lightly picked, concentric circles on the top-left of the stone. Low down on the stone, mostly now below ground level, a semi-circle of roughly picked radial lines was recorded, one of which curves over and then downwards in an arc.

Stage 2 consists of a row of three picked, anti-clockwise double spirals, averaging two-and-a-half turns each, two of which overlie the lightly picked concentric circles. There are also a number of dispersed pickmarks.

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Knowth Kerbstone 46 - K46
Knowth Kerbstone K46

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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