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The Mystery of the Giant Rocks: Neolithic Orkney
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Neolithic
Orkney
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The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. The group constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape which gives a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some 5,000 years ago.

Place/country: United Kingdom,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:48
Credits: NHK (publisher) UNESCO-WHC (co-producer) UNESCO TV (co-producer)
Published in:2010

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