An ancient mystery henge has appeared in ‘Once in a Lifetime’ discovery in Ireland

Posted: July 19, 2018 by oldbrew in exploration, History, News

Newgrange UNESCO World Heritage Site


The story of an amazing chance discovery by amateur drone enthusiasts at the UNESCO world heritage site near Newgrange in Ireland this week.

“What the f*** is that?”

It materialised out of almost nowhere, reports ScienceAlert.

Thousands of years after disappearing from human sight and knowledge, an ancient ‘henge’ site has been discovered hidden within the archaeological landscape of Ireland’s Brú na Bóinne.

To reveal this long-forgotten structure, it took a chance intersection between an aerial drone flight and a brutal hot streak that’s been slowly roasting the UK and Ireland for weeks.

The same environmental conditions have unveiled dozens of concealed architectural apparitions in recent weeks, but when eyes were laid on this prehistoric, epic circle invisibly cradled within the Boyne Valley, the sacred truly met the profane.

“What the f*** is that?” photographer and author Anthony Murphy yelled to another photographer friend nearby.

“I’ve been telling all the media here that I shouted, ‘What the hell is that,’ but it was actually a stronger expletive,” he explained to NPR.

“When we saw this, we knew straight away, this had never been seen or recorded before.”

Prompted by the recent archaeological discoveries borne out of the British heatwave, Murphy – who runs the website Mythical Ireland – decided to fly his drone southwards of the prehistoric monument Newgrange, never actually dreaming he’d encounter an unknown site of the same ilk. Until he did.

Continued here.

Anthony Murphy’s own version of the story with official, media and public reaction

Radio interview with Anthony Murphy

Comments
  1. colliemum says:

    Blimey!
    That really is something so utterly amazing, it’s proper breath-taking.
    New Grange is an amazing site already on its own, but to have two in such close proximity?
    Staggering, just staggering.
    Thanks for posting this!

  2. MrGrimNasty says:

    Looks a bit too perfect to me………..

    I’ll hold my astonishment until it has been properly investigated.

  3. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    The prolonged dry heat over the UK has revealed many hidden treasures;

    As the summer sun continues to beat down on the British Isles, ghosts are appearing in the yellowing fields.

    Normally kept hidden by lush grasses and crops, old and prehistoric features are making themselves known through imprints on fields and lawns, some for the first time in known memory.

    It’s hard to see these features from the ground – but with the rise of drones for aerial photography, they can be captured where they may have remained unidentified in previous heatwaves.

    The marks are revealed when grass or crops on top of wood or stone still in the ground flourish or deteriorate at different rates to surrounding material in the unusually hot weather.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44767497

  4. oldbrew says:

    The marks are revealed when grass or crops on top of wood or stone still in the ground

    Theory is that wood below ground retains moisture better than its surroundings.

  5. Seeing “a brutal hot streak that’s been slowly roasting the UK and Ireland for weeks” revel things unseen for five thousand years, a disinterested observer might tire of Patrick Moore and Judith Curry’s bafflegab enough to listen to those who prevailed against them in the Wheeling climate debate.

    [Moderation note] People can decide for themselves who prevailed against who by listening to the debate for themselves here:

  6. ivan says:

    I assume the ‘heat wave’ they are talking about is either an adjustment by the met office or it just means that there hasn’t been any rain for several weeks. From what I saw in Blackpool it is nothing out of the ordinary and could even be a little cooler than in the 50s – nothing to get excited about.

  7. oldbrew says:

    The north European heatwave looks even worse in Scandinavia.
    – – –
    Report: Sweden’s farmers count cost of historic drought
    20 JUL 2018

    “This is the worst thing I’ve ever experienced… my father who was a farmer for 60 years has never seen anything like this before,” says Jacob Gustawson in Norrtalje, a town north of Stockholm, as the 47-year-old eyes the sky for the tiniest cloud offering some hope of rain.

    But, aside from a paltry 13 millimetres that fell in mid-June, there has been practically none since the beginning of May, as Sweden pants under the hottest temperatures in over a century.
    . . .
    “We have to feed the cows inside now, all the forage for the winter time are being fed now and nothing new is growing so I don’t know what is going to happen in the winter time,” he says anxiously.

    http://www.afp.com/en/news/2265/swedens-farmers-count-cost-historic-drought-doc-17s5wp1

  8. MrGrimNasty says:

    The funny thing about weather being random and the world being a big place is that somewhere will always be having ‘extreme’ weather. When alarmists talk about weather it is indicative of climate change, when skeptics talk about weather it is just weather stupid!

    Back to the topic, of course the mechanism of how archaeology is revealed in dry spells is well known, but obviously the effect is easy to fake. In this case it looks crop circle geometric perfect to me, which is why I will wait for more investigation to be amazed.

  9. oldbrew says:

    If it was faked it could easily be exposed by someone else sending a drone over the same site.

  10. “{Moderation note] People can decide for themselves who prevailed against who by listening to the {Curry & Moore v. Mann & Titley} debate for themselves ”

    So they should indeed — Curry & Moore provided,, as the former Oceanographer of the Navy remarked, “”a target rich environment”

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