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SC 336198

Catalogue Number SC 336198

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 94015 CS

Scope and Content Broch at Clickhimin, Lerwick, Shetland This broch is built on a promontory on the Loch of Clickhimin. It would have originally stood on a rocky islet connected to the mainland by a causeway, but the water-level was lowered during the 19th century. It is a multi-period site. This is a view of the site from the mainland, looking down along the causeway, showing the site as it would have originally been approached. The outer defensive wall, the blockhouse and the broch itself can all be seen. Finds from the site include many domestic utensils and pottery. There was also a fragment of glass from a Roman bowl. This bowl was probably made in Alexandria in Egypt around AD 100. All the finds are now in the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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