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The Ring of Brodgar is the youngest of all of the Ne­olithic mon­u­ments on the Orkneys, but it’s still 500 years older than Stone­henge in Wilt­shire. The men­hirs in the Ring of Brodgar came from a quarry north of the Stone Age set­tle­ment at Skara Brae – 1.6km from the henge. How­ever, the rocks that make up Stone­henge came from a quarry 225 kilo­me­tres away in Wales. How ex­actly they were trans­ported such a large distance re­mains a mys­tery.

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