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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

The Guardian said:


Drive west from Orkney's capital, Kirkwall, and then head north on the narrow B9055 and you will reach a single stone monolith that guards the entrance to a spit of land known as the Ness of Brodgar. The promontory separates the island's two largest bodies of freshwater, the Loch of Stenness and the Loch of Harray. At their furthest edges, the lochs' peaty brown water laps against fields and hills that form a natural amphitheatre; a landscape peppered with giant rings of stone, chambered cairns, ancient villages and other archaeological riches.

This is the heartland of the Neolithic North, a bleak, mysterious place that has made Orkney a magnet for archaeologists, historians and other researchers. For decades they have tramped the island measuring and ex- cavating its great Stone Age sites. The land was surveyed, mapped and known until a recent chance discovery revealed that for all their attention, scientists had completely overlooked a Neolithic treasure that utterly eclipses all others on Orkney – and in the rest of Europe.

This is the temple complex of the Ness of Brodgar, and its size, complexity and sophistication have left archaeologists desperately struggling to find superlatives to describe the wonders they found there. "We have discovered a Neolithic temple complex that is without parallel in western Europe. Yet for decades we thought it was just a hill made of glacial moraine," says discoverer Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology. "In fact the place is entirely manmade, although it covers more than six acres of land."

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

Great link questionmark!

I'd say that this finding fosters Abramelin's Doggerland theory http://www.unexplain...doggerland&st=0!


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

View PostParsec, on 06 October 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

Great link questionmark!

I'd say that this finding fosters Abramelin's Doggerland theory http://www.unexplain...doggerland&st=0!

Maybe you meant this post in that same thread:

http://www.unexplain...80#entry4365397


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

No, I was referring to this and those that followed

View PostAbramelin, on 05 October 2009 - 05:51 PM, said:

God, so I must copy and paste all I posted in that thread.

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Surely your link is more precise and shows how this is old news and that we should read better befor posting!






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