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Ancient Claptone Discover in Ireland

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On Tuesday, in Loughcrew, Ireland on the grounds of an ancient church that belonged to St. Oliver Plunkett, and beside a series of 6,000 year old passage grave tombs, an ancient Claptone tomb was discovered. Yes you read that right… Claptone!

Check out the video of the finding below if you don’t believe us!

That video and all of it’s swear words went super viral in Ireland with journalists from the locality and beyond rushing to the scene of the dig to hear more about this incredible find. Not only did it catch the eye of local journalists but Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, drove directly to the scene to interview the guys who uncovered the Claptone Tomb for the biggest news programme in the country.

The workers claimed that they were ushered off the site as “The Department Of The Environment” was there to excavate the scene. The department apparently erected tents and lights and excavated overnight. After a bit of digging (pardon the pun), it was discovered that there was no such thing as “The Department Of The Environment” which raised serious suspicions among the public and the media.

Many people began to speculate that it was a government cover-up as the real department in change, “The Department Of Heritage, Culture and The Gaeltacht” released a statement saying they had not been contacted and would not be investigating the find. “While this video is certainly intriguing and very entertaining, the archaeologists of The National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have not been contacted and have no intention of investigating the ‘find.’”

The Irish media don’t know what way to turn or who to believe, conspiracy theorists began to throw all kinds of allegations at the Irish Government and the public were beginning to get frustrated at the lack of information provided by the relevant authorities.

Then in another twist to the tale, the missing tomb then reappeared on Dollymount Strand in Dublin having apparently washed up on the beach. The piece was discovered by Oliver Andrew who was out jogging on the popular beach. Oliver posted this video on his facebook page after the discovery.

We were baffled by the first discovery and even more so by the second.  The Museum wrote, “Those symbols (in the image) are ancient Ogham symbols. Ogham was the alphabet used in ancient Ireland, circa 4000BC. When translated, the symbols above read 16118 from what we can decipher”.

So we have a 6,000 year old Claptone dug up out of the ground on an ancient burial ground only for it to go missing and then wash up on a popular Dublin beach with rumours of a cover-up from the Irish government with next Tuesdays date of 16/1/18 etched into the back of the piece?

We have far too many questions! Anyone know what is going on?

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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