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SC 337174

Description RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 337174

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 8079

Scope and Content Broch at Dun Mor, Vaul, Tiree, Argyll and Bute Dun Mor is a well-preserved broch built on a rocky knoll close to the shore. It is set inside an irregular outwork. The site was excavated between 1962 and 1964 and the finds are now in the Huntarian Museum, University of Glasgow. This is a view of the staircase which leads off the intramural gallery. It is reached by a doorway in the NNW side of the broch's courtyard. It would have originally led to the upper wooden floor of the structure. The excavations in the 1960s discovered more about the phases of construction. Originally from the mid first century BC, it appears that around AD 200 the walls were lowered as the broch became less of a defensive site. Later finds included a Norse comb Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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