The Ness of Brodgar: Precursor to Stonehenge

by 5ocietyx

Ness of Brodgar with Geophys overlay

Ness of Brodgar with Geophys overlay

Bounded by a 13-foot-thick (4-meter-thick) stone wall, the Ness of Brodgar is located between two other important monuments, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness*

*Stenness incidentally is similar to the place-name ‘Staines’ which means ‘Stones’ as discussed on the ‘Millennium Monolith‘ post

The site at the Ness of Brodgar – a narrow strip of land between the existing Stone Age sites of Maeshowe and the Ring of Brodgar – is massive: the size of five football pitches and circled by a 10ft wall. Only a small percentage of it has been investigated; it is being called a “temple complex”, and researchers seem to think that it is a passage complex – for instance, one in which bones are carried through and successively stripped (there is a firepit across one of the doors, and various entrances, plus alcoves like those in a passage grave, which are being regarded as evidence for this theory – but it’s a bit tenuous at present). Obviously, at this relatively early stage, it’s difficult for either professional archaeologists or their followers to formulate too many firm theories.

http://willmacneil.com/new_site/?p=37
http://www.iol.ie/~geniet/maeshowe/eng/flashing.htm#reappearws
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jan/31/archaeologists-pagans-brodgar-complex?newsfeed=true
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/120127-stonehenge-ness-brodgar-scotland-science/

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