Neolithic Sites in Western Europe
Images and Ritual Meanings


Maes Howe Passage Tomb, Orkney Islands

A view of the entry corridor at Maes Howe at sunset on winter solstice. This magnificent chambered cairn was built about 2750 b.c.e. and boasts a large number of runic inscriptions. The construction of the interior is of the highest quality of stone working. Image copyrighted by Crown (for Historic Scotland Photographic Unit).

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