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Tomb Of The Eagles

St. Margaret’s Hope, Orkney, Scotland Category Outdoor Activities, Historic Sites
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Balanced above the spectacular South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ - is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites. Discovered by chance by a local farmer named Ronnie Simison in the 1950s, the Stone Age tomb revealed an astonishing collection of bones and artefacts, placed here some 5,000 years ago. About half a mile inland from the tomb lays a Bronze Age site. It consists of a mound of burnt stone and the remains of a stone building, named after the ‘Liddle’ farm where Ronnie uncovered them.


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