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Glendalough-stone-in-two-189

This stone is a couple of miles up the valley from Glendalough. It has been cut cleanly in two. Does anyone know why or how? Please leave a comment if you know about it.

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Comment by Dabhoch on July 1, 2008 at 14:01
Trying to imagine how such a cut might have been made by men.......... Nope, I got nothin....
Comment by Doug on June 28, 2008 at 5:54
Hi, it definitely is a man-made cut. You can see the natural fault lines in the rock, they are not that straight, this is a very accurate cut.
Comment by Dabhoch on June 27, 2008 at 15:41
Yes, but the straightness of the break is eerie none the less.. ~~~~~~
Comment by Daithi Locha on June 27, 2008 at 8:11
Just noticed too from your photo that most of the rocks there seem to have fault lines going through them so it could be a case of splitting under its own weight.
Comment by Daithi Locha on June 27, 2008 at 8:09
I've seen this first hand too. Glendalough is a former Glacier Valley so it could have been like that since the last Ice sheet broke it 10,000 years ago or Lightning strike. (it is fairly prominent on a high plateau)

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