Archaeologists believe that the tomb, which is considered ‘untouchable’, dates back to the Bronze Age.
Supervised by Isabella Barreros and Thiago Linkins Published on 20/04/2021, 16:54
During a land reclamation work, a farmer discovered something remarkable on his land in the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. As RTÉ Ireland reported, he found a very old and curious tomb.
The farmer found a large stone and raised it, revealing the burial chamber and later a sub-chamber in front of him. Because of his unique discovery, he called on archaeologists from the National Monument Service and the National Museum of Ireland.
“Considering the location, orientation and existence of the large slab, his primary thought was that it was a Bronze Age tomb,” said the archaeologist. Michael Collins. “But the design of this particular tomb is not like any other Bronze Age cemetery here.”
According to researchers, this is a “very unusual” tomb due to features not found in most tombs of this period. Mainly for this reason, experts are still learning to better understand this place.
“This tomb is completely undamaged and in its original condition, containing human remains,” said the archaeologist. Brendan Cobain. “It’s very rare. This is a very important discovery, because the original structure has been preserved, and since it did not interfere, it may have happened to another tomb found.
Archaeologists are still struggling to gather enough evidence before reaching the final conclusions about the location of the tombs, which experts say have never been seen before.