Size: 3" x 7.3" x 2.2"
Material: Metal-Filled Polymer
||Name: NEW GRANGE ENTRANCE STONE
Time: c. 3000 BC
Location: Neolithic Culture, New Grange, Ireland
The Entrance Stone (10 feet long, 4 feet high, weighing about 5 tons) guards the entrance to a beautiful and enigmatic chambered cairn that today is called New Grange. The Stone protected a 62 foot long passage into the mound which ends in a majestic cruciform chamber beneath a 20 foot high corbelled ceiling. For centuries it was believed that New Grange concealed the entrance to the realm of the gods: the patriarchal god Dada, supernatural beings known as "Tuatha de Danann", and Oenghus, the love god. Today many scholars believe that New Grange was built as a celebration of time and light, birth and rebirth, both of people and seasons.