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  • Sam Pryor

    The Maes Howe, Scotland, Orkneys, 2,800 BCE, pyramid-like chambered tomb structure, has precision cut stone at a time Egypt did not.

  • Siobhán McLatchie

    inside maeshowe, stromness, orkney

  • Lorraine Gates

    There are 3 cells within the walls of Maeshowe which were sealed with stone blocks, while the entrance passage is lined with huge slabs, the largest weighing over 3 tonnes. When opened in 1861, it was empty bar a piece of human skull. Whether it was ever used for permanent burial is thus unknown. The fact that the blocking stone at the entry to the passage seems to be designed to be shut from the inside perhaps suggests that activities took place within the chamber, possibly at midwinter.

  • Deb Elen

    Maeshowe interior - fisheye view

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