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What and where
is Skara Brae?

Skara Brae house

We think the houses in Skara Brae would have had quite tall, cone shaped roofs, built from wood or bone and covered with seaweed. Life inside the houses would have been warm, with beds having bracken mattresses to lie on and blankets of sheepskin or deer hide.

Aerial image of Orkney
Archaeological excavation of Skara Brae
Skara Brae timeline
Map of Orkney
The Bay of Skaill
A Skara Brae house
A Skara Brae house passageway
Bird's eye view of a Skara Brae housel

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