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Ancient fort at Neokastro
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Poulnabrone portal tomb in Ireland

The Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb in the Burren, a karst landscape in County Clare in western Ireland. The Neolithic rock structure dates from approximately 5000-6000 years ago, making it 1000 years older than Stonehenge. A massive 1.5 tonne capstone sits atop upright portal stones, to form the entrance to the burial chamber.

TAGS: Archaeology, History, Ireland

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Date Taken: 06.2016
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