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Temhair : The Hill Of Tara :
Is a hill and ancient ceremonial and burial site near Skryne in County Meath, Ireland, according to tradition, it was the inauguration place and seat of the High-Kings of Ireland, and it also appears prominently in Irish Mythology.
Tara consists of numerous monuments and earthworks from the Neolithic & Iron Ages, including a passage tomb, ‘the mound of the hostages’, a place of several burial mounds, round enclosures, in the centre stands ‘the stone of destiny’, and the remains of a ceremonial approach avenue leading to the standing stone.
Tara is just a part of the larger ancient landscape, this area is now a protected National Monument, falling under the maintenance of The Office of Public Works, an agency of the Irish Government. The name Tara is the Anglicization of the Irish name Temhair or Cnoc na Temhrach, ‘the hill of Tara’, it is also known as ‘Temhair na Ri’, Tara Of The Kings, it is also recorded in ancient documents as ‘Liathdruim’, ‘the grey ridge’.
The remains of twenty ancient monuments are visible, and at least three times that many have been found through geophysical surveys and aerial photography, the oldest visible monument is ‘Dumha na nGiall’, the Mound of the Hostages, a Neolithic passage tomb built around 3,200BCE. The tomb holds the remains of hundreds of people, most of which are cremated bones.
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