Sacred secrets; new finds from Orkney
November 4, 2010 10:00 AM Subscribe
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Mr Mowatt said he had always wondered what lay under an 8ft stone in the garden and eventually curiosity got the better of him, "On the screen... I could clearly see what I thought was a white skull
, with two eye sockets, looking back at me."
The recent revelations about the Neolithic continue on Orkney. A dig at the Ness of Brodgar
, inbetween the Ring of Brodgar
and the Stones of Stenness
, has, unsuprisingly started to uncover some quite incredible buildings. 'Structure 10'
is one of the most enigmatic and potentially important neolithic structures discovered.
On the other side of the mainland, the rescue dig at the Links of Notland
has turned up some remarkeable examples of preservation, and the first known figurine in Scotland.
Then, just when the digging season had finished and reports were being written, a neighbour to 'The tomb of the Eagles'
, Mr Mowatt, dug a small hole by the car park of the Skerries Bistro.
The dig reports
are being posted to YouTube