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Skara Brae - A Stone Age Village - Orkney Islands, Scotland

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by bobhoge, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. The second day of our Norway to Iceland adventure was a stop in the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland.

    Skara Brae is a stone age village that was built 5000 years ago. It is 500 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt :eek:  and older than Stonehenge. It is near the coastline and was burried in the sand until it was uncovered during a storm in 1850.

    There are about 10 structures that were built below ground level with interconnecting underground passageways, the roofs are now long gone:

    Looking into one of the houses you can see the stone furniture, like the "dresser" and beds.

    This was probably the kitchen and storage area, you can also see the low entrance:

    Another building:

    Has anyone else posted photos of 5000 year old buildings? :wink:
    Bob & Nan
  2. cool shots. Now that a house with a view?:biggrin:
  3. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi bob & nan-

    ever heard of the old PC adventure game ultima? there was a vilalge there named skara brae, and i guess it was based on the one that you visited. it's great to see pictures of the real thing, thanks for sharing them.

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