HY2318 : Skara Brae: inside a Neolithic house

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

Skara Brae: inside a Neolithic house
Skara Brae: inside a Neolithic house
Skara Brae is 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, by the visitor centre a short distance from the site itself, a simulation dwelling has been reconstructed to give an impression of what the house would have been like in its original, covered state. We are looking through the doorway and see in front of us the central hearth, with a stone cupboard facing us.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 2344 1876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:2.9364N 3:20.1741W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 2344 1876
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Museum  Archaeological Site  Neolithic  Reconstruction 

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