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Hill of Tara: Mound of the Hostages

Mound of the Hostages

Side view of the so-called Mound of the Hostages, a passage tomb dating from c.2500-2100 BC. The short passage is astronomically aligned with the sunrise on on November 8 and February 4, the ancient Celtic festivals of Samhain and Imbolc. Just inside the passage on the left is a carved stone; several Bronze Age burials were excavated in the tomb itself. Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland.