WAK­ING THE DEAD AF­TER 5,000 YEARS

World of Knowledge (Australia) - - History -

The Orkney is­lands are dot­ted with Ne­olithic struc­tures: on the is­land of South Ron­ald­say is the Is­bis­ter Cham­bered Cairn. Dis­cov­ered by a farmer in 1958, the cham­bered tomb houses 16,000 hu­man bones. The claws of sea ea­gles were also found there – hence its nick­name, the “Tomb of the Ea­gles”.

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