IN SEARCH OF THE PAST

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Thir­teen years ago, this was still farm­land. To­day, it’s one of the most im­por­tant ar­chae­o­log­i­cal digs in Europe and this is just a frac­tion of it. Ex­perts have al­ready un­cov­ered 28 struc­tures in the Ness of Brodgar, but that’s merely a tenth of what they sus­pect lies un­der­ground. And even that might just be a tiny section of the vast an­cient in­fra­struc­ture on the Orkney Is­lands. “Turn over a rock around here and you’re likely to find a new site,” says ar­chae­ol­o­gist Julie Gib­son.

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