HY3730 : Midhowe Chambered Cairn

near to Westness, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Midhowe Chambered Cairn
Midhowe Chambered Cairn
Originally built ca.3500 B.C. and discovered in 1932 by a landowner, the huge Midhowe Chambered Cairn is over 75 feet long and is divided by pairs of upright slabs into 12 compartments, several of which contained stone benches. The remains of 25 people were found in the compartments, and pottery was also recovered.
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1995
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Date Taken
July 1995   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 15 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 3722 3049 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:9.3907N 3:5.9678W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 3722 3049
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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