2022’s top ten – another ‘butterfly’ stone

Picture: Sigurd Towrie

The Structure Seventeen butterfly stone. (Sigurd Towrie)

The “butterfly” motif has been found incised into numerous stones and surfaces across the site, and this year was no exception.

The stone slab pictured above had been incorporated into the outside of Structure Seventeen’s inner wall – one of the two buildings underlying Structure Eight – and featured a beautifully executed, and deeply incised, “Brodgar Butterfly” design.

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