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Entrance to Newgrange (Co. Meath, Ireland), a Neolithic passage tomb
The window above the door to the passage allows a shaft of light to illuminate a carving deep within the inner chamber on one day a year for approximately 17 minutes. This is possible due to the alignment of the entire structure and the gentle slope of the passage, ensuring the light enters above a visitor’s head and, upon reaching the inside of the corbelled chamber, is near the floor.
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Entrance to Newgrange (Co. Meath, Ireland), a Neolithic passage tomb
The window above the door to the passage allows a shaft of light to illuminate a carving deep within the inner chamber on one day a year for approximately 17 minutes. This is possible due to the alignment of the entire structure and the gentle slope of the passage, ensuring the light enters above a visitor’s head and, upon reaching the inside of the corbelled chamber, is near the floor.
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Olympus FE115,X715
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64
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f/3
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1/200th
Focal Length
6mm


Entrance to Newgrange (Co. Meath, Ireland), a Neolithic passage tomb
The window above the door to the passage allows a shaft of light to illuminate a carving deep within the inner chamber on one day a year for approximately 17 minutes. This is possible due to the alignment of the entire structure and the gentle slope of the passage, ensuring the light enters above a visitor’s head and, upon reaching the inside of the corbelled chamber, is near the floor.
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Olympus FE115,X715
ISO
64
Aperture
f/4.5
Exposure
1/90th
Focal Length
13mm

Entrance to Newgrange (Co. Meath, Ireland), a Neolithic passage tomb

The window above the door to the passage allows a shaft of light to illuminate a carving deep within the inner chamber on one day a year for approximately 17 minutes. This is possible due to the alignment of the entire structure and the gentle slope of the passage, ensuring the light enters above a visitor’s head and, upon reaching the inside of the corbelled chamber, is near the floor.

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