#Touring #Scotland – Orkney’s Neolithic village, SKARA BRAE

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Orkney’s most famous Neolithic site (and if you’ve been following my posts, you must by now realise there are a LOT of them), is the extremely well preserved stone age village SKARA BRAE

From Wikipedia: „Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC and is Europe’s most complete Neolithic village. Skara Brae gained UNESCOWorld Heritage Site status as one of four sites making up „The Heart of Neolithic Orkney„. Older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, it has been called the „Scottish Pompeii“ because of its excellent preservation.“

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Once again, walking around this astounding site was totally absorbing, even with other people present. The sense of ancient history wells up from the stones beneath your feet, entrancing and humbling that a civilization so ancient as this, could build in such an enduring manner that we…

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