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A great overview of Newgrange in a broad context, 18 Nov 2010
This book provides an excellent and up to date overview of Newgrange. With nice color illustrations, the book is not limited to the neolithic Newgrange site in itself, but puts its in a broader context. The context includes not only the modern history of the site and the recent excavations and restorations, but also what we could learn about the life of the neolithic builders and the use of the site during the later bronze age (stone circle) and the roman epoch. It also puts Newgrange in a geographical context with a very interesting comparison with other similar passage tombs in UK, Brittany, Portugal and Spain.
While defending the traditional idea of Newgrange as primarily a burial place, the authors are open minded and do mention other interpretations that have been suggested in the last decades. I can therefore only recommend this book to everybody who visited Newgrange and wants to learn more on this exceptional site.