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About the Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar site has been under excavation since 2004, revealing a massive complex of monumental Neolithic buildings dating from the centuries around 3000BC.

Without parallel in Atlantic Europe, the Ness of Brodgar’s three hectares are filled with huge stone structures containing spectacular finds.

These have made the Ness one of the most important archaeological excavations in the world today, changing our understanding of the culture and beliefs of Neolithic Orkney and shining a new light on the prehistory of northern Europe.

The project is mainly funded through the generosity of the public through our two supporting charities the Ness of Brodgar Trust and the American Friends.

The discovery of the Ness of Brodgar
The Ness of Brodgar excavation
The late Caroline Wickham-Jones.

The passing of a great archaeologist

With great shock and numbing sadness we learned today that archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones has passed away. Caroline, a great supporter of the Ness and Orkney’s archaeology as a whole, will… Read more
Maeshowe Solstice (Historic Environment Scotland)

Maeshowe broadcast to mark the winter solstice

Next Tuesday, December 21, is the winter solstice, and to mark the occasion, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is livestreaming an event celebrating Maeshowe and its midwinter alignment. With its south-westerly… Read more