Tagged With "archaeology"

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Re: Newgrange archaeological site, Valley of the Boyne, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, TravelRob! It was taken mid-afternoon, on a day that was mostly cloudy (with the sun breaking through a few times). Typical Irish weather.
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Re: Newgrange archaeological site, Valley of the Boyne, Ireland

Travel Rob ·
Great photo! What time of day did you take that?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

IslandMan ·
Beautiful landscapes DrF. I especially like the stone walls and dwellings. There are similar ones in Malta except they are made of limestone
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
The landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula are truly beautiful and memorable. What will especially stick with me are the many rocks and stones and how they were used -- fences, beehive huts, even a grand old church (Gallarus Oratory). I become more and more intrigued by Malta ever day, IslandMan. It is quickly moving up my travel list!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

rbciao ·
Slea Head on The Dingle Peninsula is one of my favorite places in the world, even though it is not in Italy. The Slea Head Cafe is also one of my favorite places for a latte, a brownie, and the VIEW. The coffee and dessert. Between Sea Head and Dingle Town is the Stonehouse Restaurant, which overlooks the Dingle Bay. The crabmeat sandwich on brown bread was really good along with the view.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for those very helpful comments, rbciao! I definitely need to try that crabmeat sandwich at the StoneHouse restaurant next time we're there. I was extremely pleased with how helpful and pleasant the StoneHouse staff were!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

GarryRF ·
IslandMan. Those limestone megalithic stones in Malta got me. I heard a passing tour guide telling folks "Where that man is standing is a fertility temple" Whoooa ! Too late .. first kid 9 months later - to the day !
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: IslandMan. Those limestone megalithic stones in Malta got me. I heard a passing tour guide telling folks "Where that man is standing is a fertility temple" Whoooa ! Too late .. first kid 9 months later - to the day ! GarryRF. Any megalithic stone that can make a man carry and deliver a child for 9 months has earned my respect -- and a place in medical history!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

GarryRF ·
As any Woman will tell you DrF. It is the male of the species that does all the hard work. Like popping snow peas !
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Re: Hole-y cow! Swiss cheese 3000 years old?

GarryRF ·
3,000 years old? ? Would that make it extra mature or vintage ?
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 19, 2013: Machu Picchu, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 Machu Picchu is a well known Inca ruin situated on top of a steep granite peak in the Peruvian Andes (2430 m above sea level).  Despite the altitude, its location near the equator provides a warm climate and the hills on which it rests are...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the highlights of any visit to Ireland is a chance to explore the Dingle Peninsula.  While it’s only half as large as the Ivernaugh peninsula ( Ring of Kerry ), it’s packed with beautiful views and interesting things to...
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Madrid Archaeological Museum to Reopen on April 1.

PortMoresby ·
"Spain's National Archaeological Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday after a massive six-year overhaul..."   Read more from 'The Local', Spain's English language online newspaper.
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The National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology, Dublin: Where Gumbo was #78

DrFumblefinger ·
  Seems not even the master Gumbo travel sleuths were able to crack our last puzzle.   Gumbo was visiting the fascinating Museum of Ireland, Archaeology division, situated on Kildare Street in Dublin.  The Archaeology Museum is housed...
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Amateur archaeologists find biggest Viking gold hoard

PHeymont ·
A trio of amateur archaeologists turns up Denmark's largest-ever hoard of Viking-era gold.
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Rome: Metro station will be archaeology museum

PHeymont ·
Builder's find a Roman barracks while building a station for the new Metro Line C; it will become an archaeological museum within the station.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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September 25, 2016: Persepolis & Pasargadae: Vestiges Of The Persian Empire (Iran)

Grand Escapades ·
2,500 years ago this place most likely held the greatest wealth on earth. Grand Escapades visits Pasargadae where it all started - the large Achaemenid Empire with Cyrus (580 - 529 BC) as its first king.
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Hole-y cow! Swiss cheese 3000 years old?

PHeymont ·
British archaeologists have found evidence that cheese-making in the high Alpine regions may date back to the Iron Age, 3000 years ago.
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Re: September 25, 2016: Persepolis & Pasargadae: Vestiges Of The Persian Empire (Iran)

DrFumblefinger ·
An absolutely amazing destination! Thanks for sharing these great images, Gilles!
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Re: The National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology, Dublin: Where Gumbo was #78

HistoryDigger ·
Wonderful. Can't wait to read the rest of your Ireland posts to help plan my next trip. Ireland was at the top of the list.
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Re: The National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology, Dublin: Where Gumbo was #78

DrFumblefinger ·
It really is a terrific country to visit, HistoryDigger! Wonderful people, great history, great scenery. We enjoyed every day of our visit and I hope to get back to Ireland sometime soon. Just as an FYI to our audience in general, I've published around 15 posts on my visit which you can find at this link .
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