Description

NEWGRANGE MOUND INTRO

SMR No.: ME019-045----

Monument Type: Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

The great mound of Newgrange is delimited by a megalithic kerb. It covers a cruciform passage-tomb, 24m long, opening to SE. The chamber is roofed with a fine corbelled vault. There are two stone basins in NE recess; the others contain single basins. The 'roof box' above, some 2.4m back from the passage entrance, permits rays of the rising sun at midwinter solstice to penetrate to the chamber. Many of the kerb stones and a great number of the structural stones of the passage and chamber bear megalighic art. A circle of standing stones (ME019-045005-) surrounds the mound, and three small passage-tombs (ME019-046001-, ME019-046003--, ME019-044004-) are in close proximity to it. 

The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in light of recent research.

Images

Front perspective view 1 of Newgrange mound Front perspective view 2 of Newgrange mound Rear perspective view 1 of Newgrange mound Rear perspective view 2 of Newgrange mound Front elevation view of Newgrange mound Rear elevation view of Newgrange mound Plan view of Newgrange mound Perspective view 1 of main passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Perspective view 2 of main passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Perspective view 3 of main passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Perspective view 4 of main passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Section view 2 of main passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Plan view of main passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Photograph of entrance to passage chamber, Newgrange Photograph of Passage Tomb, Newgrange Photograph of roof structure inside passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Photograph looking towards entrance from inside passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Photograph inside passage tomb chamber, Newgrange Photograph of bowl inside passage tomb chamber, Newgrange

Video

3D Model 1

3D Model 2

Location

Licensing

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High Resolution Data
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Technical Details

3D Capture Method: Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)

3D Capture Description: Phase based terrestrial laser scanning using a Faro Focus 120 laser scanner. The instrument quotes the following specification:

  • Distance accuracy up to ±2mm.
  • Range from 0.6m up to 120m.
  • Measurement rate up to 976,000 points/sec.
  • Intensity & RGB. Integrated colour camera.
  • Photorealistic 3D colour scans with up to 70 megapixels.
  • Parallax-free colour overlay.

Laser scans geo-referenced using RTK GPS with VRSnow corrections

Data Processing Software

Processing of point cloud data: Faro Scene & Pointools
Meshing of data: Geomagic Studio 2012
3D Modelling & Texturing: Autodesk Mudbox, Mari, 3D Studio Max

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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