Photo: University College Dublin
Scientists at University College Dublin have discovered about 40 previously unknown archaeological monuments located close to Newgrange — megalithic structures, located 40 kilometers from Dublin. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
The objects were found using remote sensing, drones, laser scanning in County Meath in the East of Ireland. They dated from the Neolithic age (about four thousand years BC) to the bronze age (2500 BC). One of the monuments is focused on the point of sunrise at the winter solstice. It 200-300 years later than Newgrange, which dates back to 3200 BC.
In may it was reported that archaeologists found in the forests of Laos (Southeast Asia) megalithic structures in the form of massive stone vessels, whose purpose remains unknown. Researchers believe that the monument is related to the practice of burial of the dead. The weight of some of the vessels located in a remote mountainous area, more than a ton.
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