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Orcadian temple predates Stonehenge by 500 years

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« on: January 03, 2012, 02:47:58 am »

Orcadian temple predates Stonehenge by 500 years
Gerry Braiden
Local Government Correspondent



THE discovery of a Stone Age temple on Orkney looks set to rewrite the archeological records of ancient Britain with evidence emerging it was built centuries before Stonehenge.
LANDMARK: Stonehenge in south-west England.
LANDMARK: Stonehenge in south-west England.

Archeologists have so far found undisturbed artefacts including wall decorations, pigments and paint pots, which are already increasing their understanding of the Neolithic people.

Experts believe the huge outer wall suggests the site was not domestic, while the layout of the buildings has reinforced the view it might have been a major religious site. Archaeologists think the temple was built 500 years before Stonehenge, regarded as the centre of Stone Age Britain.


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