AEI01 - An ancient image from Newgrange Mound,
Ireland, sandcarved on glossy black stone and color
filled with gold colored paint.
Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County
Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of
Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne.
It was built during the Neolithic period, around
3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and
the Egyptian pyramids. The site consists of a large
circular mound with an inner stone passageway
and chambers. Humanbones and possible grave
goods or votive offerings were found in these
chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the
front, made mostly of white quartz cobblestones,
and is ringed by engraved kerbstones. Many of the
larger stones of Newgrange are covered in megalithic
art. The mound is also ringed by a stone circle.
The image on this item (AEI01) is from the left side of
the kerbstone at the entrance passage to Newgrange.
For more info on The Newgrange Monument, see