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Heart of Neolithic Orkney
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Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: United Kingdom
The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. The group constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape which gives a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some 5,000 years ago.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Heart of Neolithic Orkney", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.