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Archaeological find of a lifetime in Co Meath

There can be no doubt that the discovery of a 5,000 year old megalithic tomb in Co Meath is of major importance and it is already being described by archaeologists as the `find of a lifetime.'

As we reported yesterday, it includes two burial chambers, six decorated kerbstones and two suspected satellite tombs close to the 18th century Dowth Hall on land acquired by the Belfast-based agri-technology company Devenish.

The Brú na Bóinne area, within a bend of the River Boyne, is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring the internationally known passage tombs at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.

It is clear that the latest excavation by staff from Devenish and University College Dublin has further increased the global significance of a truly remarkable district.

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