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Ancient History in Scotland

Nestled in the mossy, green hills on the Orkney Islands off Scotland is a secret older than the great pyramids of Egypt. At first, it might not look like much, but the fact is, this is a unique and magical place.
Because within this rolling hillside is a perfectly preserved prehistoric village called Skara Brae. The winter of 1850 hit Orkney hard. A severe storm caused great devastation and resulted in more than 200 deaths.  But it also revealed something long forgotten. When the storm abated, villagers discovered a settlement under the sand. The settlement consists of eight stone houses and was inhabited between roughly 3180 and 2500 B.C., making Skara Brae one of the oldest agriculture villages in the UK. Skara Brae has been called the "Scottish Pompeii" because the ancient monument is so well preserved. Since the surrounding sand and the buildings' architecture were well protected against the cold, both the buildings and their contents have been remarkably preserved throughout the mil…

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