Maughanasilly Stone Row facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMaughanasilly Stone Row
Irish: Galláin Fhearann Mhacha na Sailí
County Cork, Ireland
|Elevation||122 m (400 ft)|
|Built||c. 1600–1500 BC|
|Official name: Maughanasilly Stone Row|
The stone row is located to the northeast of Lough Atooreen, on the eastern slopes of Knockbreteen, 2.3 km (1.4 mi) north of Kealkill. Another stone circle is at Illane, 1.1 km (0.68 mi) NNE of Maughanasilly.
Maughanasilly Stone Row was erected during the Bronze Age, c. 1600–1500 BC, making it contemporary with the Indo-Aryan migrations and the rise of Shang China, the New Kingdom of Egypt and Mycenaean Greece. It was used for archaeoastronomical purposes, for making observations of lunar standstills and equinoxes.
There are five standing stones and one prostrate stone, aligned approximate NE-SW. The tallest stone is 1.35 m (4 ft 5 in) high and weighs about 8 tonnes.
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