HY2318 : Skara Brae: earthworks

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

Skara Brae: earthworks
Skara Brae: earthworks
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 the site, towards Skaill Bay, with one of the passageways of the village in the foreground.
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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 2312 1874 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:2.9221N 3:20.5082W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 2311 1873
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Archaeological Site  Deserted Village  Village  Neolithic 

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