Thursday, 16 August 2018

Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne

When I was in Portugal I had an Irish teacher who suggested me to go to work to Ireland. I didn't go and now I'm in Switzerland... 

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Newgrange (IrishSí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period around 3000 BC to 2500 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The site consists of a large circular mound with a stone passageway and interior chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the front and is ringed by engraved kerbstones. There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it has been speculated that it had religious significance – it is aligned with the rising sun and its light floods the chamber on the winter solstice

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It is the most famous monument within the Neolithic Brú na Bóinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newgrange also shares many similarities with other Neolithic constructions in Western Europe, such as Maeshowe in Orkney, Scotland and the Bryn Celli Ddu in Wales. - in: wikipedia


  1. Também tive um professor irlandês.
    Se tivesses ido para a Irlanda seria um dos muitos portugueses que lá vivem. Não fazia ideia que havia tantos tugas na Irlanda.
    Apanhei uma valente molha em Newgrange, As coisas que se fazem por um local UNESCO!!

    1. Será que foi o mesmo?! :D Confesso que não me lembro do nome dele, mas era muito porreiro, muito alto, tinha uns óculos redondos, andava sempre de t-shirt msmo com temperaturas quase negativas e era viviado em natação.
      Na altura estava tentado em ir principalmente porque era uma boa oportunidade de melhorar o inglês, mas se calhar até foi bom porque pouco tempo depois rebentou lá a crise