Woodhenge, Stonehenge’s New Cousin, Found In Ireland!

Posted by on April 17th, 2009


Archeologists have uncovered an ancient wooden replica of Stonehenge at the Hill of Tara in Ireland. Pictured above is an artist’s rendering of the massive ring as it would have looked in its heyday. Scientists speculate that it would have taken an entire forest of trees to provide enough wood for it’s epic circumference.

More monumental goodness after the jump…

The Hill of Tara is a large archeological complex that houses over thirty other ancient monuments, like the famous Lia Fáil pictured below. Tara was said to be the seat of the High King of Ireland, or at least the sight for coronation ceremonies and sacral ritual. The Lia Fáil served as the coronation stone for incoming kings and the large wooden henge encircled the pit and mound of ritual, separating the outside world from the inner sanctum.


This is a major discovery among the 150,000 ancient shrines and monuments that litter the country of Ireland, shedding light on our weird ancestors and how they partied.

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