HY2400 : Dwarfie Stane and Dwarfie Hamars

taken 10 years ago, near to Quoyness, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Dwarfie Stane and Dwarfie Hamars
Dwarfie Stane and Dwarfie Hamars
The stone is unique in Britain, it is a neolithic rock-cut tomb in one rock of Old Red Sandstone, dating back to ca 1600-2000BC. Grave robbers broke in through the top, to push away the blocking stone from the inside. Indoors is a very low corridor flanked by a small room on each side. Behind are the Hamars (crags in Old Norse). There was no sign of any dwarfs nor trolls!
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 July, 2007
Category
Tombs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 243 004 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:53.0668N 3:18.8352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 242 004
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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