In Photos: Ireland's Newgrange Passage Tomb and Henge

New henge

Newgrange tomb

(Image credit: Anthony Murphy and Ken Williams/Ireland National Monuments Service)

The newly discovered structure is one of four henges known to exist near the Newgrange tomb, highlighting the importance of the area to prehistoric peoples.

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