Hot weather dries up swamp, exposes old fortress

A historical group in Northern Ireland helped discover an ancient man-made island settlement near Lough Neagh.

The discovery was made by members of the Loup Historical Society.

Warm weather during the lockdown dried up a swamp area in south Londonderry that had hidden the man-made island known as a crannog.

Archaeologists say it’s potentially important because it’s made of stone, while most crannogs found in Northern Ireland are made of wood or clay.

Video journalist: Niall McCracken

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