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Re: Newgrange: quartz and granite wall
Jun 28, 2016, 10:45
I take the point but I think it is a matter of degree. For me Wayland's Smithy would be at the acceptable end of the scale of "interpretive/(mistaken) restoration". Previously the unacceptable end point for me was Knossos but Newgrange goes way beyond that. You can see the sort of issues raised by the Newgrange restoration in the first post (12pointer) in this thread. People have faith in experts doing things right - and when they have got it so badly wrong corrections need to be made. Probably I would settle for leaving it alone as a warning to others to be careful - provided that somewhere in the visitor centre was a decent CGI showing one (or more) of the more plausible alternatives. All I got on my tour was "...not everyone agrees with this interpretation...". I'd be interested in who does agree with it and I'd be interested to hear views on alternatives.
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