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KNOWTH GUARDIAN INTRO

SMR No.: ME019-030001-

Monument Type: Megalithic Art

There are more than 300 decorated stones in the great tombs of Knowth, the greatest concentration of megalithic art in Europe. Some of the more dramatic designs are on the orthostats in the passages at the approach to the chambers.

Orthostat 49; also known as the Guardian Stone, is situated in the eastern passage tomb at Knowth. The stone is decorated with an anthropomorphic figure.

 

 

 

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