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Stones of Stenness: general view.

SC 345608

Description Stones of Stenness: general view.

Catalogue Number SC 345608

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 94046 CS

Scope and Content Henge monument and stone circle at Stones of Stenness, Orkney Islands This henge is defined by a broad ditch and outer bank and has a single entrance on the NW. Cultivation has almost completely destroyed any trace of the bank and ditch. A stone circle, which may have originally comprised 12 stones, lies in the interior. This is a view of the henge and stone circle during the excavations. The bank and ditch of the henge are barely perceptible. Three stones of the circle are still standing. This henge survives as a slight earthwork and is situated on a broad flat promontory at the S end of the Bridge of Brodgar. Excavations were carried out in 1973-4 to investigate the interior and examine the relationship between the henge and stone circle. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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