ND4583 : Tomb entrance

taken 2 years ago, near to Liddel, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Tomb entrance
Tomb entrance
A neolithic burial chamber was accidentally discovered in September 2010 adjacent to the Skerries Bistro and over 3,000 human bones have been recovered from it. The most recently deposited bones have been carbon dated to 3021 BC. Hewn from solid bedrock the burial chambers are low-ceilinged and awkward to visit but are expected to give up more ancient secrets to archaeologists soon. Because of large amount of otter droppings among the bones the place has been given the 'touristic' name of 'Tomb of the Otters'.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Burial ground, Crematorium  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Island (from Tags)
South Ronaldsay 
Primary Subject of Photo
Burial Ground 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 458 833 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:44.0865N 2:56.2541W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 458 833
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Orkney  Neolithic Burial Chamber 

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