Knowth Kerbstone 58

Knowth Kerbstone 58 - K58
Knowth Kerbstone K58

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 58

Most of the kerbstones are Greywacke but kerbsotne 58 is Lapilli tuff, avolcanic rock. R. A. S. Macalister presented an illustration of a serpentiform and a short, wavy line carved on the left of the front of this stone (Macalister 1943, fig. 8, 'kerbstone 22'), but no carving can now be identified.

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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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