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Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara, 4,000 year old site...
IrishCentral ^ | Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Patrick Counihan

Posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara -- without even leaving his desk!

Aidan O'Sullivan uncovered the 4,000 year old enclosure thanks to Google Earth.

The University College Dublin lecturer was preparing a presentation for his first year students when he noticed the site the traditional seat of Ireland's ancient kings.

O'Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth.

The Sunday Times reports that the lecturer was able to verify that the soil mark was a large embanked enclosure, dating back 4,000 years.

The reports says the enclosure, between 263ft and 328ft in diameter, is 2,000ft southwest of Rath na Riogh (Fort of Kings) an Iron Age enclosure at the summit of the Hill of Tara used for enthronements and other ceremonies.

The UCD lecturer believes the site was probably used for open-air religious rituals by pagans in the late neolithic era or Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago.

It may also have served as a burial mound

(Excerpt) Read more at irishcentral.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: fartyshadesofgreen; godsgravesglyphs; ireland; tara
Hill of Tara

Hill of Tara

1 posted on 11/02/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

This symbol has been found in several places in Ireland. Legend has it that aliens landed in Ireland and asked them if they wanted 7 or 8 kegs of whiskey. You see their answer. If they’d have had more room, they would have written “46,000”.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 7:43:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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This is the Dogpile search for "archaeology", which we may start using all the time.
Archaeology on Dogpile

3 posted on 11/02/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“O’Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth”
_______________________________________________________________________________________

But, confirmation was not made until local experts went and
discovered the suspected Bushmills bottles.

Dirty and old but clearly Bushmills.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 7:46:23 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: SunkenCiv

How many of our buildings are made for pagan and religious ceremonies? I guess you could include McDonalds in that category. But if you went back in time, I don’t think there would be as many religious sites as these guys claim.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 7:49:36 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: blueunicorn6

They’d have had a fight on their hands then, the danged ETs.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 7:50:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 7:50:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Vermont Lt

McDonald’s is Scots, not Irish.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Darby O’Gill.... Get in.”


9 posted on 11/02/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SunkenCiv
If you want to understand why this article insists on using the word "enclosure" instead of something like "fortification", read Lawrence Keeley's book War Before Civilization, which details the extent archaeologists go through to avoid the conclusion that our ancestors were a pretty murderous bunch of people who actually built walls to keep their enemies out. An important book for conservatives to read.
10 posted on 11/02/2012 8:24:56 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: SunkenCiv

This is fablous. I love reading this stuff:)


11 posted on 11/02/2012 8:25:47 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv


12 posted on 11/02/2012 8:35:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

***A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara — without even leaving his desk! ***

I can believe this. I was looking at a town on GOOGLE I lived near about sixty years ago and discovered a mile circular race track no one remembered being there. I imagine it was for early stock car races or local horse races.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: onedoug

:’)


14 posted on 11/02/2012 8:43:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Beowulf9

Thanks B.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 8:43:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Thanks QA.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 8:44:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ll have to try that on my hometown.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 8:52:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JoeProBono

;’)


18 posted on 11/02/2012 9:10:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I saw something like that a while back, when looking for info on an old coastal Mississippi hotel that closed during the Great Depression. A few efforts to re-open the place failed and it fell into ruin. It was an ambitious place, with a golf course and horse riding trails which are still visible in Google Earth, despite 70-odd years of foliage regrowth. Amazing.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 9:33:41 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: JoeProBono

:-)


20 posted on 11/02/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fiddle-dee-dee


21 posted on 11/02/2012 10:08:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Those circles look a lot like earthworks (fortifications) to me.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 10:12:00 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SunkenCiv

No one noticed THAT before? Its not exactly subtle. I call BS.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 5:13:08 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: SunkenCiv
O'Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field

Judging from that photograph, the field looks to be well groomed; one can see the furrows made by tractor tires. Obviously, someone has been working this field and must have taken note of these structures. Is O'Sullivan suggesting that farmers have never taken a shovel to these structures?

24 posted on 11/03/2012 6:47:08 AM PDT by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: SunkenCiv
You can find a lot of hidden or new things with Google Earth. Or any of the other Satellite Map Services
(GeoHack-- http://toolserver.org/~geohack/).

Here's something that's interesting to look at:
-66.553217, 99.838294
I found it on Aug. 15th.

25 posted on 11/03/2012 6:58:23 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51

The Hell you say!


26 posted on 11/03/2012 8:55:32 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1383 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Condor51

There seems to also be something black and square at the lower corner with a very sharp square angle.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 10:54:39 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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