A Student of History

October 16, 2006

Passage tombs explored in new documentary

Filed under: Historic Places — John Maass @ 12:31 am

THE Boyne Valley passage tombs are to feature in a special film by the documentary-maker Roel Oostra. Oostra, who has worked with such great names as Robert Bauval, Graham Hancock, Archie Roy, Bill Sullivan and Hertha von Dechend, was in Ireland to film part of a documentary about how ancient cultures tried to replicate what they saw in the sky on the ground. Tentatively entitled ‘As Above, So Below’, the one-hour documentary will take a year to complete.In addition to featuring the famous Boyne Valley tombs, the documentary team will also visit England, Holland, Egypt, Japan, South America and Sri Lanka.During his visit here, Roel Oostra, who was accompanied by camerman Ge Aarts, concentrated on the Boyne Valley, and in particular the Sygnus Enigma theory formulated by Anthony Murphy and Richard Moore who have been studying the archaeology and myths of Ireland and their associated astronomy for the past eight years.

I visited these tombs in 2004, that is, Knouth and Newgrange.  Although they are one of Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions, there were surporisingly few people there in late June.  Lines were short.  They have an excellent visitor’s center here as well.  Its only about an hour from Dublin Intl. Airport, and its also right next to the battle of the Boyne (1689) site.  The best thing to do is to go to Slane and stay the night, see Trim Castle, Hill of Tara, etc. as well. 

The full article is here.  


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