The Summer Harvest Hides County Meath’s Newest Neolithic Discovery Once Again

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The YouTube channel Mythical Ireland has published a new video of the wheat field near Brú na Bóinne or Newgrange* in County Meath, where this year’s prolonged summer drought revealed extraordinary subsoil traces of a previously unknown Neolithic monument in the area, the earthwork appearing as lighter patches in the ground. With the crops now harvested the ghostly signs of the ancient edifice have disappeared, returning to the underworld of the Aos Sí, leaving behind nothing more than the memories of what may have been a once in a lifetime phenomenon. And the knowledge that human beings have been following the same pattern of planting and reaping in this fertile region of north-eastern Leinster, Magh Breá, for the last five thousand years and more.

* While Brú na Bóinne or “Palace (Mansion, Hostel) of the Boyne” is now used to describe the three main surviving Neolithic tombs clustered in…

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