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The Neolithic Poulnabrone dolmen (“the hole of the sorrows”), dates to between about 4200 BCE and 2900 BCE. Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.
In 1985 a crack was discovered in the eastern portal of the stone, causing the collapse of the dolmen -which was then dismantled and the stone replaced. During this time excavations were carried out, which discovered between 16-22 adults and 6 children buried under the monument. Various personal items were also uncovered, such as a polished stone axe, two stone disc beads, flint and chert arrowheads and scrapers, and more than 60 shards of pottery.
During the Bronze Age, a newborn baby was buried in the portico, just outside the entrance.
Photo courtesy & taken by The Mask and Mirror.

ancientart:

The Neolithic Poulnabrone dolmen (“the hole of the sorrows”), dates to between about 4200 BCE and 2900 BCE. Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.

In 1985 a crack was discovered in the eastern portal of the stone, causing the collapse of the dolmen -which was then dismantled and the stone replaced. During this time excavations were carried out, which discovered between 16-22 adults and 6 children buried under the monument. Various personal items were also uncovered, such as a polished stone axe, two stone disc beads, flint and chert arrowheads and scrapers, and more than 60 shards of pottery.

During the Bronze Age, a newborn baby was buried in the portico, just outside the entrance.

Photo courtesy & taken by The Mask and Mirror.

fart-history:

Eshnunna Statuettes

These two figures represent morals rather than deities. Because the purpose of these votive figures was to offer constant prayers to the gods on their donors’ behalf, the open-eyed stares most likely symbolize the eternal wakefulness necessary to fulfill their duty.

fart-history:

Eshnunna Statuettes

These two figures represent morals rather than deities. Because the purpose of these votive figures was to offer constant prayers to the gods on their donors’ behalf, the open-eyed stares most likely symbolize the eternal wakefulness necessary to fulfill their duty.