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Book Chapter

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Archaeology

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The authors sincerely thank the Royal Irish Academy for their permission to publish this paper on the repository of the Dublin Institute of Technology Library Services ARROW (arrow.dit.ie/authors.html) in advance of the volume itself.

Abstract

This report presents a summary account of two surveys undertaken by the authors to determine and interpret the alignments of the western and eastern passage tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath. The findings indicate that contrary to earlier suggestions, the eastern passage and the western passage (inner and outer) are not aligned towards sunrise and sunset respectively at the period of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes.

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