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Re: Newgrange: quartz and granite wall
Jul 18, 2016, 23:07
It’s not a conspiracy theory , 0’Kelly’s comment “ we found that quartz was thickest and most extensive In the area outside the tomb entrance and at each side of it . “ was not echoed in the reconstruction ,quite the opposite ,they avoided using any quartz at all . The same applies to what was appended to that comment, “and at each side of it that it decreased gradually in amount and extent until it virtually disappeared atK21 in the west and K 81 in the east “ That is not what we see in the reconstruction either.
The politics of the decision making might never be known , but there might be minutes from meetings yet to come to light from the archive .

Whatever was used as a revetment, if it was a revetment , obviously didn’t work, and what we see today is not representative as it excludes the " good quantity “ that “ was shattered and could not be used " That’s just O’Kelly’s comments not being followed through in the reconstruction .

There is still the major problem concerning the fact that the present wall is almost vertical and 3m high , I’d like to see that repeated experimentally with quartz blocks ,including the same type of quartz described by O’ Kelly that was dumped , without them being mortared to a concrete wall .

It’s nearly a decade since Gabriel Cooney’s “View from the platform “ ,hopefully there will be some new stuff . And there is also the Ann Lynch talk too
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