Category: Chambered Cairns

Not all monuments were created equal

‘Expedient architecture’ and the Neolithic long cairns of Orkney Part One By Sigurd Towrie Visitors to the Ness of Brodgar dig will probably have heard “surface over substance” used to describe the construction of...

Maeshowe interior. (Jim Richardson)

Around the Ness: Maeshowe

“But the most remarkable tumulus in Orkney is situated to the north-east of the Ring of Stenness and is called M’eshoo or Meashowe (sic).” Lieutenant F. W. L. Thomas. Account of some of the...