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Orthostat: Mound of the Hostages - Tara

'Orthostat, the Mound of the Hostages'

Stretching back in time, the Hill of Tara has been the spiritual heart of Ireland, yet little is known about the site other than what has been gleaned from the ancient manuscripts, which tell us nothing about how it appeared during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Although the excavations in the 1950ʼs of Ráith na Senad and Duma na nGiall; the Mound of the Hostages, by Professor Sean P. OʼRiordain and Professor Ruaidhri de Valera have given us a glimpse into that period of history, they merely scratched the surface. It is therefore the purpose of this paper to examine an ʻhistorical recordʼ that has been overlooked ever since its discovery nearly sixty years ago... one that is quite literally carved in stone.



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