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Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep

Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep
... County Meath (approximately 1 hour north of Dublin). This 5,000 year old passage tomb was built during the New Stone Age and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While Newgrange is often called a passage tomb, it can also be called an ancient temple. This archeological site is 1,000 years older than Stonehenge in England, and is much more interesting to visitors. This site shows the sophistication of the farming community who built it. Each year on the winter solstice, light comes streaming...
May 16th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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Find nirvana at Borobudur, Indonesia

Find nirvana at Borobudur, Indonesia
Whether or not you’re seeking enlightenment in this lifetime, Borobudur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site worth visiting if you’re in Central Java, Indonesia. Located near the city of Yogyakarta (a pretty cool city also worth visiting), the 9th century temple is the world’s largest Buddhist stupa, with a surface area of 2,500 square metres, which represents a cosmological model of the universe. Meant to demonstrate the teachings of Buddha and the path to enlightenment, the stupa features...
February 9th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Borobudur, buddha, featuredarticle, indonesia, stupa, UNESCO, Yogyakarta