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Scotland, June/July 2009
Page 3: Cairns, brochs, broughs
Another chambered cairn. This one is at Wideford Hill.
The roof, which had collapsed, has been concreted over, with a sliding cover...
...over a ladder.
Inside the cairn.
Inside the cairn, looking back along the entrance tunnel (no longer safe to use, hence the ladder).
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, founded in 1137 by the Norse Earl Rognvald.
Viking longboat on the altar; Norse figures in the alcoves behind.
The Broch of Gurness.
Pathway through an excavated Iron Age village, leading to the entrance to the broch.
Rooms inside the broch.
Passage between the inner and outer walls of the broch.
The causeway to the Brough of Birsay.
Remains of the Norse chapel on Birsay where St Magnus was buried.
Stone altar of the chapel.
Cliffs on Birsay.