The covers are back on . . .

Day Thirty-Nine   After eight weeks excavating in sun, wind and rain, the backbreaking task of putting the Ness of Brodgar to bed for the winter began today, Thursday, August 27. With the 2015 Ness of Brodgar dig officially ending tomorrow, thankfully the sun put in an appearance while the …

Dig Diary Extra – Sunday, July 19, 2015

The excavation of Structure Twelve

A short video compiled from pictures showing the various stages of the excavation of Structure Twelve. A stunning building when first constructed — utilising carved and dressed stone — excavation over the years has shown that a problem with its foundations meant it required some fairly extensive renovations.

Later building work, which was nowhere near the quality of the original, included the incorporation of an annexe to the north.