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Via Monumental Ireland

The Rathra monument itself consists of a quadri-vallate earthwork, meaning it has a series of four ditches and earthen banks surrounding a central area. It is one of a very few known quadri-vallate enclosures in Ireland, along with The Rath of the Synods on the Hill of Tara and Tlachtga on the Hill of Ward in Co Meath. These complex sites are thought to have been the burial places of extremely high status individuals or important ritual centres….

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The dubious fruits of photographer Oliver Curtis’ four year project to visit famous places and point his camera in the opposite direction.

Above: Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro; Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan; Stonehenge; the Great Wall of China*; Mona Lisa, Louvre and Lenin’s Tomb, Russia.


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((H/T: Graeme Kelly)