Diary Extra – New 3d model of Great Wall of Brodgar’s outer face

A new 3d model of the northern boundary wall by Trench J supervisor Paul Durdin.

The ‘Great Wall of Brodgar’ is a huge construction that spans the Ness of Brodgar. Over 70 metres long, and four metres wide, it is a truly monumental piece of Neolithic architecture.

It marks the northern boundary of the Ness complex and dates from the earliest phases of the site’s use. Steps set into the interior face suggest it served as more than just an enclosing wall…

Paul’s model shows a tiny portion of the wall’s outer face, revealed over the past two weeks of excavation.

Next week we are changing the route of the barrier around Trench J to allow visitors to view the exposed wall face and section in person. See you on site!

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