December 3, 2020


The Maeshowe Chambered Cairn & Passage Grave: The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, part 5

The Maeshowe chambered cairn and passage grave is a Neolithic monument that is located about 8 kms (5 miles) northeast of the town of Stromness on the Mainland of Orkney. From the outside, the site consists of a prominent, grassy mound that sits on a large, circular platform that is surrounded first by a ditch, and then an external bank. Concealed within the central mound is an impressive stone passageway and chamber, considered by many to be a masterpiece in Neolithic design and stonework construction.

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