The Ness of Brodgar

To the south of the Ring of Brodgar a hitherto unknown Neolithic ceremonial complex at the Ness of Brodgar has been excavated in recent years. Interpretation of this site is still on-going but it contains a range of buildings that are quite different to the stone circles. Ness of Brodgar has provided something of an archaeological surprise in a landscape that has been studied as much as that of Orkney. Upstanding monuments such as the Ring of Brodgar were clearly only part of the plan envisaged for those to whom this area was so significant and it makes you wonder what lies to be discovered elsewhere!

Golden Lanscape, 2011, Rik Hammond. Painted using Ness of Brodgar spoil heap dirt, pencil, ink, paint and varnish on paper.
Golden Lanscape, 2011, Rik Hammond. Painting using Ness of Brodgar spoil heap dirt, pencil, ink, paint and varnish on paper.

For more information on the Ness of Brodgar take a look at the links below:
http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar/
http://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/

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