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3 November 2014

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What and where
is Skara Brae?

Skara Brae house passageway

At one point winding narrow stone passages linked the houses of Skara Brae. This meant it was possible to travel from one house to another without having to go outside. This would be very useful during the cold winters in Orkney.

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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