The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

• The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

Older than Stonehenge, older than the Great Pyramid of Giza and the tomb of Newgrange in Ireland holds the same amount of puzzles, as each of these famous structures. A massive complex of Newgrange was built around 3200 BC. e., but its existence became known only in 1699, when a local landowner wanted to make out stones mound.

The mysterious tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

Newgrange - a large circular mound with a stone passages and chambers within. Barrow is surrounded by "borders" and has been classified by archaeologists as the grave. Human bones were found in the cells. "During the excavation of the remains of at least five people have been found, although initially there could be much more bones", - stated in the document "World Heritage Sites of Ireland". "Most of the bones found were cremated, although some of the unburned found. Burial objects from the Cretaceous and bone beads and pendants, as well as several polished stone balls were placed with the dead. "

Mysterious tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

Aerial view of Newgrange.

Newgrange was made of 200,000 tons of rock, most of which are of local origin, although the granite and quartz stones were transported from more distant places, perhaps because of Wicklow and Dundalk bay.

Mysterious tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

passage sectional sketch, Newgrange

Barrow occupies more than one acre, with the 97 kerbstones, some of which are decorated. Input stone and some other stones are considered very sophisticated pieces of sculpture, considered one of the best achievements of the European Neolithic art.

Mysterious tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

entrance to the tomb Newgrange

"The amount of time and effort invested in the construction of Newgrange, involves a well-organized society with a strict division of labor.

One of the most unusual aspects of Newgrange is observed every year in the morning of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the sunlight penetrates into the passage and illuminates the chamber floor. When the sun rises above the beam expands in the chamber, so that the whole room becomes a brightly lit. This phenomenon lasts 17 minutes and begins at about 9:00 am. Mysterious tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

Celtic engravings Newgrange

Accuracy Newgrange how to determine when the device is amazing when you consider that it was built 500 years before the Great Pyramids.

"To Neolithic culture Boyne Valley winter solstice marks the beginning of a new year - a sign of the rebirth of nature, and promising a new life for crops, animals and humans. Perhaps it is also served as a powerful symbol of the inevitable victory of life over death, perhaps by promising a new life to the spirits of the dead "- says the statement of the World heritage of Ireland.

The mysterious tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb of Newgrange in Ireland - older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt

The tomb Newgrange

We do not know who built the tombs of the Boyne, and who was buried in them. Currently in Ireland there are more than 200 burial graves, and initially there were more. As for the real people who built them, on the tombs of the Boyne very little is known.