Severe Drought Reveals Massive Ancient Monument in Ireland

As severe droughts swipe across Britain, new aerial images of a crop field in Ireland have revealed what appears to be a gigantic monument similar to Stonehenge,  reports the Irish Times.

June of 2018 was one of the top five warmest Junes across the UK, according to the UK Met Office, dating back to 1910.

Aerial images taken this week from a drone reveal the presence of a circular monument 200 meters in diameter buried under a field in Ireland.

Image Credit: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

The circle is located around one kilometer from Newgrange.


A thousand years older than Stonehenge, and 500 years older than the Pyramids of Giza, Newgrange is an ancient monument that consists of approximately 200,000 tons of rock and other materials. It is 85 meters (279 ft) wide at its widest point.

It is believed that the discovered site is at least 500 years older than Newgrange, so it was most likely built at the end of the Neolithic or beginning of the Bronze Age, say experts.
Interestignly, Newgrange remained ‘lost’ during more than 4,000 years due to a decrease of the mound until it was discovered in the XVII century by people who looked construction stones and described it as a cave.

The true purpose of Newgrange remains a mystery, although experts believe it was a religious center of some sort.


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