Friday, June 17, 2011

The Drombeg Stone Circle (also known as The Druid’s Altar)...

I hate it

Where’s summer?!

In the pub with an IWP friend and one of my housemates. That is not my hat that I am wearing.

#Ireland (Taken with instagram)

(by emeybee)

The Drombeg Stone Circle (also known as The Druid’s Altar) consists of seventeen closely spaced stones spanning 9 m (29 ft) in diameter, of which 13 survive.

The site was excavated and restored in 1958. During this process a pot was found in the centre of the circle, containing the cremated remains of a young adolescent wrapped with thick cloth. Carbon dating of samples taken from the site suggest that it was active c. 945 - 830 BC. The pot was buried near the centre of the circle along with 80 other smashed sherds, four bits of shale and a collection of sweepings from a pyre.

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