The bodies of the deceased being brought to the passage tomb
complex could be seen as an important first milestone on that journey, a place of introduction to the land of the dead.
It's humbling to think that the corbelled stone roof of the passage tomb
, older than the Pyramids or Stonehenge, was so well constructed with primitive tools that not a drop of the plentiful Irish rain has ever seeped through.
The Neolithic passage tomb
of Bryn Celli Ddu is one of Wales's best-known prehistoric monuments.
The authors, Geraldine Stout and Matthew Stout, said: "Newgrange is simply the best example of a passage tomb
in Western Europe and its solstice phenomenon, in particular, has made it famous throughout the world.
Yn ei bapur diweddar 'Bryn Celli Ddu Passage Tomb
, Anglesey : Alignment, Construction Date and Ritual' (Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 2010) mae Steve Burrow yn awgrymu fod dyddiad adeiladu Bryn Celli Ddu yn y cyfnod 3074 - 2956 cyn Crist.
Bettina vanished when she set off on foot for Newgrange, Co Meath, after missing the bus to get to the ancient passage tomb
The scene next to the megalithic passage tomb
was sealed off by gardai who are still unsure as to the exact cause of the accident.
The national broadcaster will also celebrate the `real' end of the millennium by transmitting live pictures from Newgrange, Co Meath, as the mid-winter sun enters the passage tomb
This impressive modern building houses a fascinating exhibition about the three Stone Age passage tombs
that make up the site, with plenty of detail to engage children's interest.
It features three passage tombs
, including the longest in Western Europe, at three sites, including Newgrange, constructed around 3,200BC making it 500 years older than the pyramids of Giza in Egypt and 1,000 years older than Stonehenge.
2) Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre: designed to present the archaeological heritage of the Boyne Valley, including the megalithic passage tombs
of Newgrange and Knowth.
In particular, I consider why caves were used for funerary practice and their relationship with contemporary ritual sites, such as passage tombs