The Prehistoric Passage Tombs of the Mounds of Knowth

5/15/2011 11:11:00 PM ·


The Great Mound of Knowth was built over 5000 years ago, probably after the construction of Newgrange and before the construction of Dowth. The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds. The archaeological site at Knowth has two passages with entrances on opposite sides, the western passage is 34 metres long and the eastern passage is 40 metre long, ending with a cruciform chamber.

The main mound contains two passage tombs, entered from the east and west. The western side is 34 meters long and the eastern passage is 40 meters long ending in a cruciform. The eastern passage can be glimpsed from an excavated chamber.

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