Built between 3100 and 3200 BC, and predating Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt, Newgrange is actaully the smallest of the three passage tombs in the Boyne Valley - the others, Dowth and Knowth, however, are not as open to visitors, althgough they can be viewed externally. The figure on the right gives some idea of the scale of the construction, which covers 4,500 sq. metres and is 12 metres high. Wikipedia has a good article about the tomb. Entering the tomb is not something for anyone suffering from claustrophobia - there is a 19 metre passage to be negotiated before you can stand upright in the burial chamber and at one point you have to move sideways through the narrowest of the gaps.
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