Carrowmore, county Sligo:
the cairn known as Listoghil.
The central megalithic kist photographed in 1973, before excavation.
Kist-tombs were built from earliest times
right through the Bronze Age.
Below is a much later and smaller typical kist-tomb with its contents preserved in the National Museum of Ireland.
This kind of stone box usually contained a crouched burial and a pottery vessel which held a ritual meal of porridge or gruel for the journey to the Otherworld.
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