Blog by Gillian Hovell, The Muddy Archaeologist www.muddyarchaeologist.co.uk
ORKNEY in August
As the archaeologists put the Ness of Brodgar to bed for the season, Orkney has wallowed in sunshine. At least it did yesterday.
This gave us a glorious time at the excavation site and a wonderful chance to see the now familar massive walls, beautiful stonework and paving,
and great views of the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness.
This year we can add newly discovered buildings that were squidged so close you can’t get between them.
The new glimpse of part of the Great Wall across the Ness is buried again after it had seen the light of day this year for the first time in over 4,000 years.
The upstanding orthostats are safe and sound.