Spring in London at last?
Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland
Poulnabrone Dolmen (meaning “hole of the quern stones”) is a portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 and 2900 BC.
The dolmen consists of a twelve-foot, thin, slab-like, tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, which support the capstone 1.8 m (6 ft) from the ground, creating a chamber in a 9 m (30 ft) low cairn. The cairn helped stabilize the tomb chamber, and would have been no higher during the Neolithic. The entrance faces north and is crossed by a low sill stone.
Baths of the Forum, Pompeii, 1895 survey expedition photographs.
After the earthquake of A.D. 62, these baths were the only ones in Pompeii still functioning, and were not severely damaged. Built not long after the establishment of Sulla’s colony in 80 B.C., these baths are relatively small, and would likely have been very overcrowded.