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Newgrange: Monument to Immortality - signed copy

Newgrange: Monument to Immortality - signed copy

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Many people who visit the ancient and magnificent Newgrange monument in the Boyne Valley are driven by some deep longing to connect with their most distant roots. The giant 5,000-year-old megalithic construction evokes awe and wonderment, and a keen sense of melancholy for the community of people who created and fashioned it from stone and earth in the remote past, a people now lost to time.

For the past two centuries, archaeologists, antiquarians, writers and researchers have been probing Newgrange in the hope of revealing something about its purpose, and something about the mysterious people of the New Stone Age who created giant structures using primitive technology.

What has become clear from these investigations is that Newgrange is a uniquely special place, and that its construction was carried out not by a grizzly mob of grunting barbarians, but rather by an advanced agrarian community who had developed keen skills in the sciences of astronomy, engineering and architecture.

In Newgrange: Monument to Immortality, writer, researcher and photographer Anthony Murphy goes deep into the mind and soul of his Neolithic ancestors to attempt to draw forth some answers to these questions. In a deeply moving, poetic and philosophical exploration, he looks beyond the archaeology and the astronomy to reveal a much more profound and sacred vision of the very spirit of the people who were driven to such marvellous and wondrous efforts.

Note: These are pristine, as new copies which have been in storage since the book was reprinted in 2016 and kept wrapped in cellophane. As the book has been out of print for several years and secondhand copies are expensive and difficult to obtain, I am selling the SEVEN copies that I have for €100 each. Part of this will be used to help fund a reprint of the Finn Monograph which is currently out of print.

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