Poulnabrone Sky by Polly x
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‘All That’s Archeology’, March ‘10
’Celtic Realm’, Jan ’10 with many thanks.

Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBrón in Irish meaning “hole of sorrows”) is an ancient portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland. Dating back to the Neolithic period (between 4200 BC to 2900 BC), it consists of a twelve foot tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, and is bordered by a nearby cairn.
Excavations during the 1980s found at least 22 adults and children buried under the monument. Personal items buried with the dead included a polished stone axe, a bone pendant, quartz crystals, weapons and pottery.

In the Bronze Age, around 1700BC, a newborn baby was buried in the portico, just outside the entrance. With its dominating presence on the limestone landscape of the Burren area, the tomb must have remained a center for ceremony and ritual until well into the Celtic period.

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Comments

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    WOW!!! AWESOME!!

  • Thanks Vonne and many thanks for the favourite. A Raven hanging around would have been great wouldn’t it! :)

    – Polly x

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    excellent

  • Many thanks for the favourite Scott, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • George Swann
    George Swannover 5 years ago

    Stupendous!, composition, light and shades are all spot on, well done Paulette!

  • Such lovely enthusiasm, thank you so much George for your lovely comment :)

    – Polly x

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 5 years ago

    Excellent, the sky is perfect to highlight this stone structure.

  • Yes, I was so lucky to have made this journey on a stormy day. Thanks Ian :)

    – Polly x

  • …. and many thanks for the favourite! :)

    – Polly x

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 5 years ago

    Nice work… love these places, got a few on the Isle .. (Anglesey)

  • Thanks very much Raymondo, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesover 5 years ago

    Very classy, I love the texture, the drama and the subject – Simply fab!

  • Thanks very much! :)

    – Polly x

  • Milan Hartney
    Milan Hartneyover 5 years ago

    Lovely image again! Amazing and dramatic!

    Milky :)

  • Thanks again Milky, glad you liked it xx

    – Polly x

  • rjore
    rjoreover 5 years ago

    Great angle of view, love the sky – well taken and processed!

  • Thanks very much Ronald, much appreciated. The sky came up very well with HDR, I wasn’t so fortunate with it in the second shot from a different angle, no where near as interesting. :)

    – Polly x

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-over 5 years ago

    I just moved to the UK, I can’t wait to visit places like this! This is a really great capture!

  • Thanks again Whisper, this place is in Ireland, County Clare. :)

    – Polly x

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesover 5 years ago

    Amazing

  • Many thanks, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x


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