Newgrange

saleire

London, United Kingdom

  • Available
    Products
    11
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 9

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

The Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange was built about 3200 BC. The kidney shaped mound covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The 19 metre long inner passage leads to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years.

Winter Solstice
The passage and chamber of Newgrange are illuminated by the winter solstice sunrise. A shaft of sunlight shines through the roof box over the entrance and penetrates the passage to light up the chamber. The dramatic event lasts for 17 minutes at dawn on the Winter Solstice and for a few mornings either side of the Winter Solstice.

HAVE TO ADD THIS BIT FROM THE YELLOW FURY: IT’S HILARIOUS!

Did you ever hear what some of those swirls inside were about? They focus sound. They tried it out a few years ago in some documentary I was watching and it worked, with a constant deep bass tone being generated by a set of speakers the two guys got light headed and one of them’s knees went weak and he fell over. The whole inside’s set up to amplify and deaden sound in different places. Probably for rituals.
Or possibly for the purpousof having the druidic equivalent of a right good drum n bass night.
That’s the really cool part. It focuses the light too. So like Chichen Itza and the pyramids and Newgrange people’s minds weren’t any less advanced, you had very very smart people even then but with less science to work with they did way way more.

All Products Tags

newgrange

Artwork Comments

  • saleire
  • Barry Norton
  • Albert1000
  • richiedean
  • theyellowfury
  • JoanIreland1970
  • lianne
  • serenity
  • jodz75
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.