HY2318 : Skara Brae: westernmost house

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

Skara Brae: westernmost house
Skara Brae: westernmost house
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.

This is the most westerly house, displayed particularly intact, with the hearth as the typical centrepiece and stone furniture and various small rooms surrounding it. The southern shore of the Bay of Skaill is in the background.
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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 2310 1874 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:2.9219N 3:20.5291W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 2311 1873
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Bay  Archaeological Site  Deserted Village  Village  Neolithic 

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