HY2318 : Skara Brae: one house and a bay view

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

Skara Brae: one house and a bay view
Skara Brae: one house and a bay view
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 towards Skaill Bay across one of the dwellings at the western edge of the site.
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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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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Neolithic  Village  Deserted Village  Archaeological Site  Bay 

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