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Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Newgrange was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley. Knowth and Dowth are similar mounds that together with Newgrange have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Archaeologists classified Newgrange as a passage tomb, however Newgrange is now recognised to be much more than a passage tomb. Ancient Temple is a more fitting classification, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.

This is a composite shot I took. I took the first shot with a wide angle lens. Then, I switched to a long lens and photographed the full moon. Then moon was nice and big but when you shot it in a single exposure with the landscape there are two issue.
1. The moon is overexposed so you lose all that detail of the surface of the moon
2. The moon looks tiny compared to what you see with your own eyes, I know there's a good reason for this but I don't know it haha

On a side note this globally known monument is only five minutes up the road from me and this is the first time I shot it, I know, poor display on my behalf :)

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