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House 1, Skara Brae.

SC 346116

Description House 1, Skara Brae.

Catalogue Number SC 346116

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 94056 CS

Scope and Content Settlement at Skara Brae, Orkney The settlement at Skara Brae was discovered in 1850 when a storm destroyed part of the sand-dune which covered it. The village would originally have stood inland, but coastal erosion now means it is on the shore. It consists of houses and a workshop. This is a view of one of the houses. All followed the same design with a central hearth. As wood was scarce on the island, all the furniture was made from stone. A dresser and a bed can be seen here. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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