HY2318 : Skara Brae: one of the houses

taken 7 years ago, near to Aith, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Skara Brae: one of the houses
Skara Brae: one of the houses
A truly remarkable site, where in 1850 a storm blew away the dunes, revealing a 5,000-year-old settlement. Predating the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge by a fair margin, the Neolithic village was protected very well by its covering over the centuries and was revealed in remarkably intact condition.

Here, we look across one of the houses, with typical central hearth and a few rooms and stone furniture surrounding it.

Skaill Bay is in the background.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 2311 1874 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:2.9220N 3:20.5187W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 2311 1873
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Bay  Neolithic  Village  Deserted Village  Archaeological Site 

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