The men painted decorative pillars and hung carved Stations of the Cross
Remembering the men who lost their lives building the barriers
Shipwrecks in Scapa Flow - purposely sunk to create a defensive
Ever wonder where the large stones came from to build the standing stone circles?
They form the shorelines of Orkney
Tomb of the Eagles is at the furthest point south of the islands that are accessible without a ferry. This chambered tomb was uncovered by the farmer who owned the land in 1958.
Archaeologists found the bones and teeth of approximately 100 bodies. Also in the tomb were the bones and talons of eagles and the bones and skulls of Otters.
Getting into the tombs through the very long, very low entrance passage can be a challenge
My last stop in Orkney was at Maes Howe. A remarkably well preserved chambered cairn. Maes Howe is in close proximity to the standing stones at both Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. And was likely used by the people who inhabited the village at Skara Brae. Together the four sites make up the heart of Neolithic Orkney and have been given World Heritage Status