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National Museum of Ireland

Dublin houses the national museum of Ireland, which if you're even passingly interested in anthropology and archeology, is worth going to.

2014-06-24 09:09:02

mmm gold

A hoard of three gold bracelets and a gold dress fastener

2014-06-24 09:10:56

Decorative...

I'd tell you what these are, but the shot of the plaque was paltry, and the website doesn't tell us...

2014-06-24 09:13:00

Rather decorative

I'd tell you what these are, but the shot of the plaque was paltry, and the website doesn't tell us...

2014-06-24 09:11:53

Sleeve fasterners

Even in 800-700 B.C, they had sleeve fasteners.

2014-06-24 09:13:52

What are these?

No one actually knows!

2014-06-24 09:13:59

A possible explanation

"we don' tknow what these are. Here's some ideas off the top of our head".

2014-06-24 09:25:52

Golden boat!

Part of the Broighter haul, it's remarkable this survived intact.

2014-06-24 09:26:03

The broighter Torc

Torcs are basically "torque-based jewelry", but this one is remarkably not-torque-y. It looks like a massive ceremonial bangle for all intents and purposes. Another part of the Broighter Haul.

2014-06-24 09:28:22

Pins

I like pins.

2014-06-24 09:28:38

A relatively unrefined pin

mind you, probably not for when it was made.

2014-06-24 09:28:56

Celtic for most

This is usually what people think when they're made to think of something celtic. Or rather, they'd identify it as such. Obviously they're not going to invent this in their mind...

2014-06-24 09:29:59

The Tara Brooch

One of those historically revelant pieces.

I think it looks better this way for display purposes, compared to the way the wiki article shows the pin.

2014-06-24 09:31:47

A cross to bear

The Cross of Cong, a front view

2014-06-24 09:32:01

The cross of Cong

The Cross of Cong, a front view

2014-06-24 09:39:10

If you ever wonders where "red" came from

This is it.

I kind of want to own this thing...

2014-06-24 09:44:53

Qu.. quack?

The Kavanagh Charter Horn has duck feet. Also, it's called a horn, but it's a drinking horn. For drinking. With duck feet. Just... what

2014-06-24 09:45:48

*gulp*

I did not enjoy this door post decoration...

2014-06-24 09:46:59

St. Manchan's Shrine

A replica of St. Manchan's Shrine

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