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15 October 2006
Irish passage tombs explored in a new documentary

The Boyne Valley passage tombs are to feature in a special film by the documentary-maker Roel Oostra. Oostra 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 in Ireland, Roel Oostra concentrated on the Boyne Valley, and in particular the so-called Cygnus 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. The documentary-makers filmed at Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth and Fourknocks over the course of two days. As well as exploring the Cygnus Enigma, they were particularly keen to impart the notion that the Boyne complex builders were concerned with much more than just the solstice sun. There was a great emphasis on the moon here, as well as the stars. There is a well-formed theory that the megalithic monuments of Bru na Boinne are astronomical constructs which have yet to be fully fathomed.

Source: The Meath Chronicle (14 October 2006)

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