New Grange Passage and Chamber
The chamber and passage at New Grange seen from the end recess. Photograph by the OPW is used on the front cover of the book
New Grange - Archaeology, Art and Legend
by Michael J. O'Kelly
New Grange passage looking towards the chamber and the east recess to the right of the chamber.
Photographs by Paul Brooker.
Corbelled roof over the chamber at New Grange and the world famous triple-spiral.
West recess (left hand side) off the main chamber.
Roof stone in the east recess (right hand side) off the main chamber in New Grange.
The tri-spiral design on orthostat C10 in the back recess of
the chamber at New Grange is probably the most famous Irish Megalithic symbol.
The design is often called a triple spiral; however
archaeologists call it the three-spiral stone.
The tri-spiral is often referred to as a Celtic design, however it was carved
about 2500 years before the Celts
The tri-spiral design is quite small in size at 30x28cm (12x11 inches) which is less than
one-third the size of the similar design on the entrance stone.
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