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In 1850, a winter storm revealed stone buildings that had been buried beneath a sand dune. Excavations revealed 8 inter-connected Neolithic homes, estimated to have been inhabited for around 600 years in the interval between 3200 and 2200 BC.

The sand that covered the village for 4000 years protected it from the elements, leaving the buildings and their contents well-preserved. Not only are the walls of the structures still standing, along with alleyways roofed with their original stone slabs, but interior fittings of each house give a glimpse into life as it was in Neolithic Orkney.

Each house shares the same basic design - a large square room, with a central fireplace, a bed on either side and a shelved dresser on the wall opposite the doorway

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  • Copyright: Howard Goldberg (xtxhoward) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 101] (376)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-07-24
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-09-02 7:57
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