Irish Farmer Stumbles Onto ‘Untouched’ Ancient Tomb of Stone Near Dingle

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A farmer on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula was surprised to find a stone-lined passageway beneath a rock he had turned over in his fields.

Many stone tombs called “dolmans” are scattered across the peninsula, and this one seemed different. It appeared to pass under the ground and was in pristine condition.

The tomb is lined with standing stones and consists of a long central chamber and an adjacent nook. An oval-shaped stone that may have been rubbed smooth by human hands was recovered inside, while human remains were also found—these important finds have led the Museum of Ireland and the National Monument Service to keep the tomb’s location a secret.

Dingle-based archaeologist Mícheál Ó Coileáin…

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