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3 November 2014

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What and where
is Skara Brae?

A birds eye view of a Skara Brae house

Inside, all the houses were built to the same design. Each was a large square room with a fireplace in the centre, a bed on either side of the door and a large dresser opposite the doorway. All the houses could be locked, although only from the inside, so once the people were inside they could shut out the world.

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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