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Aerial photograph - cropped.

SC 345535

Description Aerial photograph - cropped.

Catalogue Number SC 345535

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of O 3489

Scope and Content Henge monument and stone circle at Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands This henge is defined by an impressive rock-cut ditch which surrounds a stone circle. No surface traces of an external bank now remain, and the 1973 excavation failed to find convincing evidence for its existence. Two entrance causeways cross the ditch. This is a view of the henge and stone circle from the air and looks N. The two entrance causeways are visible and these open to the NW and SE. A cairn can also be seen in the field immediately to the S. This henge still survives as an earthwork and is situated on gently undulating ground on a narrow strip of land between the Lochs of Stenness and Harray. In 1973, trenches were dug across the presumed bank and ditch, but no finds were recorded. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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