Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Boyne Valley interactive map launched

A screen shot of the new Boyne Valley interactive map. © Anthony Murphy
A brand new fully interactive map of the Bend of the Boyne (Brú na Bóinne) monument complex has been launched over at Mythical Ireland. The map features many newly discovered monuments and landscape features and other possible ancient structures which heretofore haven't been included on maps of the area.

The map is Flash based and hovering over each site gives information about what type of monument it is and in some cases a bit of the mythology of the site as well. The new Mythical Ireland interactive Boyne Valley map includes exciting features only recently revealed by archaeological imaging techniques such as LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) and gradiometry.

Included are the Dowth causeway, a suspected raised routeway running from Dowth passage-tomb towards the giant Dowth Henge. Also featured is the Rossnaree enclosure, which was discovered during archaeological digging in 2010. The map can be found on Mythical Ireland.

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