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11. Midhowe Chambered Cairn, Orkneys, 3500BC:

15 Incredibly Ancient British Monuments You Probably Haven't Heard Of

15 Incredibly Ancient British Monuments You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Midhowe Chambered Cairn - Midhowe Chambered Cairn Distribution of burials in Midhowe Chambered Cairn. Midhowe is a large Neolithic chambered cairn located on the south shore of the island of Rousay, Orkney, Scotland on the shore of Eynhallow Sound separating Rousay from Mainland, Orkney. Rousay (Old Norse: Hrólfsey meaning Rolf's Island) is a small, hilly island about 3 km (1.9 mi) north of Orkney's Mainland, off the north coast of Scotland.

Information about and images of Midhowe Cairn on Rousay on Undiscovered Scotland.

Holm Of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn, Orkney. A huge chambered tomb with 14 beehive cells. Prehistory at its best.

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Individual Compartment Viewed from Walkway, Midhowe Chambered Cairn, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Individual Compartment Viewed from Walkway, Midhowe Chambered Cairn, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland (J.

Okehampton, England — by Rich Smith. Neolithic cairn and triple stone row/ avenue on Dartmoor located on the lower eastern slope of Cosdon Hill

Okehampton, England — by Rich Smith

Okehampton, Okehampton, England - Neolithic cairn and triple stone row/ avenue on Dartmoor located on the lower eastern slope of Cosdon Hill

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, Orkney, Scotland | 3D Scanning - The chambered tomb of Maeshowe is in The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Along with the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar, the Barnhouse settlement and Skara Brae prehistoric village, it allows visitors to understand the landscape and monuments of our ancestors more than 5000 years ago. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk  Length: 2:55

scan of the chambered tomb of Maeshowe. Older than Stone Henge and most of the pyramids, this amazing site helps visitors understand the landscape and monuments of our ancestors more than 5000 years ago.

Exterior of Structure Covering Midhowe Chambered Cairn, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Originally built ca.3500 B.C. and discovered in 1932 by a landowner, the huge Midhowe Chambered Cairn is over 75 feet long and is divided by pairs of upright slabs into 12 compartments, several of which contained stone benches. The remains of 25 people were found in the compartments, and pottery was also recovered.

Exterior of Structure Covering Midhowe Chambered Cairn, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland (J.

Midhowe Broch, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland

Orkney & Shetland, Orkney image gallery - Midhowe cairn and broch, Rousay.

The Interior of Blackhammer Cairn, Looking West

Blackhammer Cairn Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland

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