The Ring of Brogar - Standing Stones in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

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

  1. After we visited Skara Brae, we went to the nearby Ring of Brogar. This ring of standing stones was built about 4500 years ago, about the same time as the Pyramids of Egypt. The ring is about 350 feet in diameter or over 1100 feet in circumfrence. There were originally about 60 large standing stones.

    A long view showing most of the ring:
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    The ring was enclosed by a dry moat, originally about 10 feet deep, imagine digging this with stone tools :eek:
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    Now the ring itself:
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    One of the old stones:
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    Bob & Nan
     
  2. love to see new places, keep them comming.
     
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