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The Solstice Sun, Newgrange Temple and the Spiral

Read a companion story to this post here. Newgrange is an ancient temple located 28 miles north of Dublin dedicated to the sun of the midwinter solstice. It dates to 3200 B.C.E. and is part of a larger complex of megalithic structures in the Boyne River Valley aligned to certain celestial events such as lunar movements and seasonal shifts. These structures precede the pyramids by 500 years and Stonehenge by 1000. Newgrange is an earthen mound built up over a stone structure with a corbelled roof design so sturdy that to this day it has never leaked. It has a narrow, tunnel like passage which...

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