The Giant’s Causeway

As the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom, the Giant’s Causeway sits right on the coast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The Megalithic Art Of Newgrange, Ireland

When we think of the landmarks of antiquity, we often visualize the Great Pyramids of Giza, or the druidic circle, Stonehenge. But like Scotland’s Callanish Stones, the prehistoric monument at Newgrange predates those cultural wonders by hundreds of years. Located in Eastern Ireland, Newgrange is actually one of many prehistoric sites, including Knowth and Dowth, …

The Megaliths Of The Outer Hebrides

The Callanish Stones on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis have existed for about 5,000 years, stone megaliths that continue to draw visitors from around the world. Like many of Earth’s prehistoric monuments, however, we know very little about their true purpose. We do know that the stones were placed around 3,000 BC. We believe they were used, …

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Around the World In 80 Posts: Iceland, At The End Of The World

This is the first entry in a new (and very long) series I’ve decided to call Around The World In 80 Posts. In it, I’ll be looking at various landmarks and curious places around the world, from ancient mysteries to modern wonders. Remember, though: Posts, not days. I have my limits. For our first stop, …