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Looking SE towards external defences at the Broch of Gurness.

SC 336799

Description Looking SE towards external defences at the Broch of Gurness.

Catalogue Number SC 336799

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 75703 CN

Scope and Content Broch at Gurness, Orkney The Broch of Gurness is built looking out over Eynhallow Sound to Rousay. The broch and its outer defences survive, with a network of structures in the area between which are probably of a later date. The sea has eroded part of the N side of the site. This is a view of the site's defences. They consisted of a rampart and ditch. Behind this was the main wall that surrounded the broch and village. The site has been excavated and later the finds are in the museum on the site, the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh and Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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