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Underground chamber unearthed in Irish garden

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« on: August 17, 2011, 09:20:43 pm »

Underground chamber unearthed in Irish garden

An ancient underground chamber which could date back 2,000 years has been unearthed near Clonmany in Inishowen (County Donegal, Ireland). Discovered by Sean Devlin, the previously unrecorded structure appears to be an underground tunnel or souterrain.
     Mr Devlin revealed that he first discovered the underground chamber several years ago while landscaping his front garden, but didn't make much of a fuss about his amazing find at the time. The historic significance of the tunnel only became apparent recently after Mr Devlin showed it to amateur archaeologist friends. "I had been doing my lawn and dug it out accidentally with a digger. It was a big round circle with a tiny dark tunnel leading off it which seems to go quite far," he said.
     Souterrains are underground man-made drystone built structures roofed with large
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