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Posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara -- without even leaving his desk!
Aidan O'Sullivan uncovered the 4,000 year old enclosure thanks to Google Earth.
The University College Dublin lecturer was preparing a presentation for his first year students when he noticed the site the traditional seat of Ireland's ancient kings.
O'Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth.
The Sunday Times reports that the lecturer was able to verify that the soil mark was a large embanked enclosure, dating back 4,000 years.
The reports says the enclosure, between 263ft and 328ft in diameter, is 2,000ft southwest of Rath na Riogh (Fort of Kings) an Iron Age enclosure at the summit of the Hill of Tara used for enthronements and other ceremonies.
The UCD lecturer believes the site was probably used for open-air religious rituals by pagans in the late neolithic era or Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago.
It may also have served as a burial mound
(Excerpt) Read more at irishcentral.com ...
This symbol has been found in several places in Ireland. Legend has it that aliens landed in Ireland and asked them if they wanted 7 or 8 kegs of whiskey. You see their answer. If they’d have had more room, they would have written “46,000”.
“O’Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth”
But, confirmation was not made until local experts went and
discovered the suspected Bushmills bottles.
Dirty and old but clearly Bushmills.
How many of our buildings are made for pagan and religious ceremonies? I guess you could include McDonalds in that category. But if you went back in time, I don’t think there would be as many religious sites as these guys claim.
They’d have had a fight on their hands then, the danged ETs.
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McDonald’s is Scots, not Irish.
“Darby O’Gill.... Get in.”
This is fablous. I love reading this stuff:)
***A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara — without even leaving his desk! ***
I can believe this. I was looking at a town on GOOGLE I lived near about sixty years ago and discovered a mile circular race track no one remembered being there. I imagine it was for early stock car races or local horse races.
I’ll have to try that on my hometown.
I saw something like that a while back, when looking for info on an old coastal Mississippi hotel that closed during the Great Depression. A few efforts to re-open the place failed and it fell into ruin. It was an ambitious place, with a golf course and horse riding trails which are still visible in Google Earth, despite 70-odd years of foliage regrowth. Amazing.