Type

Other / n/a

Authors

Tom Ray
Frank Prendergast

Subjects

Physics

Topics
knowth equinox newgrange passage tomb boyne valley solstice other astrophysics and astronomy neolithic archaeoastronomy

Alignment of the Western and Eastern Passage Tombs at Knowth Tomb 1 (2015)

Abstract This report presents a summary account of two surveys undertaken by the authors to determine and interpret the alignments of the western and eastern passage tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath. The findings indicate that contrary to earlier suggestions, the eastern passage and the western passage (inner and outer) are not aligned towards sunrise and sunset respectively at the period of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes.
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Tom Ray, Frank Prendergast

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Frank Prendergast
TU Dublin
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