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Latest Prehistoric Orkney Stories

2007-10-01 09:00:23

Coastal erosion is threatening thousands of ancient and important archaeological sites around our coastline, with many already submerged. Cahal Milmo reports on the race against the tide to save Britain's disappearing history Sinking stones When the Neolithic farmers and hunters of Skara Brae first built their stone houses on Orkney, they were careful to place their settlement more than a mile from the coast to avoid their homes being pounded by the harsh winter storms that sweep across...

2007-08-18 09:16:42

By NO BYLINE POLICE investigating graffiti vandalism at Skara Brae on Orkney - one of Europe's most important prehistoric sites - have issued a description of a man they want to speak to in connection with the crime. (c) 2007 Scotsman, The. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.