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Dark Side Of The Mound

by Design.declanhackett

Stretched Canvas

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Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.

Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath, Ireland.

Newgrange is the best known of the passage graves in the area, although the World Heritage Site covers 40 such tombs. The mound is around 5,000 years old, predating Stonehenge by 1,000 years and the Great Pyramids by 500.

The most famous feature is the solar alignment - at the winter solstice, the first rays of the sun enter an oculus over the entrance, and shine almost 19m to illuminate the central chambers.
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Fluxbits commented on March 16, 2012 2:57pm
Very cool!
design.declanhackett commented on March 16, 2012 3:32pm
Thanks! But truthfully, an easy composition once the idea came to me...