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Ireland Feb 2009

Close up of the entrance - with Neolithic art on the big rocks out the front.
The doorway is VERY low down. They must have been much shorter 5000 years ago.
That hole above the door is there because once a year the sun shines a beam of light directly into the tomb. Pretty incredable but few see it. 
There's actually a lotto to get a ticket and something like 35,000 people a year put their names down. Only 100 people can win and even then that doesn't guarantee it'll be sunny!!

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Close up of the entrance - with Neolithic art on the big rocks out the front. The doorway is VERY low down. They must have been much shorter 5000 years ago. That hole above the door is there because once a year the sun shines a beam of light directly into the tomb. Pretty incredable but few see it. There's actually a lotto to get a ticket and something like 35,000 people a year put their names down. Only 100 people can win and even then that doesn't guarantee it'll be sunny!!

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