Megalithic Carvings of Ireland Photos

Megalithic peoples of Ireland (c3200 BCE) carved stones with multiple-spirals, wavy lines and other curved patterns, leaving an art legacy around several passage tombs, mostly concentrated in the Boyne River Valley. This page compares these ancient carvings from several sites.

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Neolithic carved stone at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with spiral at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone designs at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved design at Knowth. Ireland.
Neolithic carved stone at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with spiral at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone designs at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved design at Knowth. Ireland.
Neolithic carved stone with tree-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with river-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone designs at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with concentric circle design at Knowth. Ireland.
Neolithic carved stone with tree-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with river-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone designs at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with concentric circle design at Knowth. Ireland.
Neolithic carved stone with circular design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with labyrinth-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone arrangement at Knowth. Ireland.Spiral carved stones & standing stone marking entrance of Main Neolithic passage grave at Knowth. Ireland.
Neolithic carved stone with circular design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with labyrinth-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone arrangement at Knowth. Ireland.Spiral carved stones & standing stone marking entrance of Main Neolithic passage grave (c3200 BCE) at Knowth. Ireland.
Spiral carving on entrance of Main Neolithic passage grave at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with sundial-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Spiral carved stones & standing stone marking entrance of Main Neolithic passage grave at Knowth. Ireland.Passage tomb entrance guarded by Megalithic-carved swirl at Newgrange. Ireland.
Spiral carving on entrance of Main Neolithic passage grave at Knowth. Ireland.Neolithic carved stone with sundial-like design at Knowth. Ireland.Spiral carved stones & standing stone marking entrance of Main Neolithic passage grave (c3200 BCE) at Knowth. Ireland.Passage tomb entrance guarded by Megalithic-carved swirl at Newgrange. Ireland.
Detail of Megalithic carving on stone in front of entrance of passage tomb at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving of spirals & crosshatches at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving of spirals & pits at Newgrange. Ireland.
Detail of Megalithic carving on stone in front of entrance of passage tomb at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving of spirals & crosshatches at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving of spirals & pits at Newgrange. Ireland.
Passage tomb carved stones circumference of base at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving at Newgrange. Ireland.Ring of carved stone contains Megalithic passage tomb at Newgrange. Ireland.Ancient engraved stone at Hill of Tara. Ireland.
Passage tomb carved stones circumference of base at Newgrange. Ireland.Megalithic carving at Newgrange. Ireland.Ring of carved stone contains Megalithic passage tomb at Newgrange. Ireland.Ancient engraved stone at Hill of Tara. Ireland.
Small passage tomb reconstructed from stones found at several Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Megalithic decorated stone from Loughcrew at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated stone from Kilwarden at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.
Small passage tomb (3400-2800 BCE) reconstructed from stones found at several Irish sites at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Megalithic decorated stone (2500-1700 BCE) from Loughcrew at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.Decorated stone (2500-1700 BCE) from Kilwarden at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland.

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