United Kingdom - Heart of Neolithic Orkney

"The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. The group constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape which gives a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some 5,000 years ago." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Aerial view of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, Orkney.  Thanks to Inez of Orkney, Scotland.

Postcard 2
Norse "dragon" carving in Maeshowe, Orkney, Scotland. Thanks to Inez of Scotland.

Postcard 3
View of Skara Brae prehistoric village, Orkney with individual houses linked by passages. Thanks to Andy of UK.

Postcard 4
Interior of a hut showing the hearth and dresser and box beds. Thanks again to Andy of UK.

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