September 14, 2003

Them thar hills

BBC2 will be showing a programme on September 25th, called Landscape Mysteries:In Search of Irish Gold. And no, it's not about Liam Lawlor's property deals. Apparently, the South and West of Ireland were awash with gold thousands of years ago. OK, maybe awash is overstating it. However, the Prehistoric Gold Research Group has decided that the west of Ireland - and Croagh Patrick in particular - was one of the richest sources of gold in Britain and Ireland 3000 years ago.

Meanwhile, the ingenuity of early mapmakers is described here.

Posted by Monasette at September 14, 2003 11:11 PM | TrackBack