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Photograph of stone with runes at the Ring of Brodgar.

SC 345588

Description Photograph of stone with runes at the Ring of Brodgar.

Catalogue Number SC 345588

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 94044 CS

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 photograph of Stone 3 of the stone circle. On one of its faces, a number of twig runes have been recorded. Another stone bearing a twig rune and a small incised cross was found in the circle during restoration work. 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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