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Ness of Brodgar

The ancient monuments of Scotland have been in the news lately as a result of the extraordinary discoveries made on Orkney at a temple complex at the Ness of Brodgar. It is now believed that three major monuments situated nearby were linked in some way to this temple complex in some overall design. These three monuments namely the Standing stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar and the tomb of Maes Howe are thought to have a’ linked theme’.  This complex at the Ness of Brodgar, as well as being over 6 acres in size shows an extraordinary sophistication with the buildings having slate roofs, paved walkways, and coloured facades, There is also a large building which is described as a ‘palace’ thought to have been inhabited from 3500 to around 2000 BC.