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|Caption:||The Threshold Stone at Newgrange, a prehistoric passage tomb and ceremonial chamber dating from about 3200 BC. Boyne River Valley, County Meath, Ireland. Located directly in front of the entrance, the Threshold Stone is elaborately carved with spirals, concentric circles and diamond shapes. Their meaning is not known but theories are plentiful. Some believe that the three main spirals represent the tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, with the wavy line below depicting the River Boine. Others think the three spirals represent life, death and eternity.|
|Keywords:||newgrange ireland europe bru na boinne passage tomb prehistoric c32bc c31bc c30bc c33bc monument unesco world heritage county meath boyne temple ancient bronze age year3200bc facade entrance threshold stone carved carving art spiral three spirals line geometric decoration design|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2667 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 11.1 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 8.9 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||August 27, 2007|
|Uploaded:||May 3, 2010|