Scots Roots

Skara Brae, Orkney
April 7, 2015, 10:00 am
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Skara BraeOrkney is a very windy island even today but in 1850 a huge storm uncovered the remains of a prehistoric village near the beach at the Bay of Skaill.

The village is remarkably well preserved and has proved to be the best-preserved Neolithic village in western Europe.

It is around 5,000 years old, pre-dating Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

Today Skara Brae survives as eight dwellings, linked together by a series of low, covered passages.

Skara BraeVisitors can wander around the village and see ancient homes fitted with stone bed enclosures, dressers and seats.

A replica construction lets visitors see how the interior of a prehistoric house looked.
In 1999 the village was inscribed on to the World Heritage List as part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Skara BraeCopyright © Scots Roots Research 2015


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