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Photo gallery: inside the chamber at Fourknocks

A selection of images inside this important megalithic site - click each for larger version

South recess lintel stone
Passage lintel with zig-zags
The lozenge shapes carved into the lintel stone over the southern recess. This stone faces the passageway and entrance. The lintel stone which originally sat over the entrance passageway, but which now sits slightly to the size. Note the many zig-zags on this stone.
West recess lintel
Stone above passage
The lintel stone above the west recess of Fourknocks, also heavily decorated with zig-zags. This is another stone situated above the passage, just where it meets the chamber.
East recess
South recess
The east recess at Fourknocks. Holes in the metal ceiling allow natural light in. The south recess of Fourknocks, with lintel stone, lit by natural light from the ceiling.
The west recess
An overall view of the Fourknocks chamber
The western recess with lintel stone. I have to say, I just love the light. Cold but atmospheric! An overall view of the Fourknocks chamber. I've been wanting to take this photo for years, since I saw it in George Eogan's Knowth book.
Front of the chamber stone
Side of the chamber stone
The face stone
The front of the stone which is sitting in the chamber against the wall. The side of the same stone in the chamber with the zig-zag pattern which is prominent at Fourknocks. This is the one they call the "Face" stone. There's supposed to be a face on it - can you see it?

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