Knowth Passage Tomb

Knowth, Co. Meath

Knowth Passage Tomb
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Knowth Passage Tomb in Knowth, Co. Meath.

Knowth passage tomb lies west of Newgrange and is the largest within the Brú na Bóinne complex. The large mound covers two independent east-west passge tombs placed back to back which is surrounded by 127 massive kerbstones. Outside this large passage tomb there are eighteen smaller tombs.

The eastern passage leads to a cruciform chamber with three recesses and basin stones into which the cremated remains of the dead were placed while the western passage leads to a rectangular room.

With over 200 decorated stones found during excavations, Knowth contains more than a third of the total number of examples of megalithic art in all Western Europe.

Access to Knowth is by guided tour only.


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