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Stones of Stenness

Posted by mari[email protected] on October 2, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Stones of Stenness in Orkney are fantastic. It is thought that this stone circle once consisted of 12 stones but it may not have been completed with two stones missing.

Within the site there is a hearth feature that was constructed from four large stone slabs. According to Dr Colin Richards, the excavator of the nearby Barnhouse Settlement, an earlier hearth was transplanted from Barnhouse to the centre of the Stenness.

Close to the hearth stand two stone slabs and a large prone stone lies beside them. This is the remains of a 'dolmen' that was rebuilt in 1907 but may never have been part of the original site.

Catherine earth current and Dowsing Stenness

The Catherine earth current has been found to flow through Stenness - through the hearth feature. Considering Catherine is often associated with the 'Catherine Wheel' which is an old pagan rite, the hearth connection is interesting. Towards the end of summer and upon a hilltop, a wheel was set on fire which rolled down the hill. It is thought that this rite was done to mark the end of summer representing the decline of solar power. Here we see the element of fire associated with this earth current... Thanks to Barbara for confirming the dowsing. www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk   To learn dowsing with the Uks leading expert  go to www.EsotericCollege.com

Isbister Chambered Cairn - Tomb of Eagles

Posted by edwinswagger on June 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)




Perched above the dramatic 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 local farmer Ronnie Simison in the 1950s, the Stone Age tomb revealed an amazing collection of bones and artefacts, placed here some 5,000 years ago.




Roughly half a mile inland from the tomb is a Bronze Age site. It comprises a mound of burnt stone and the remains of a stone building, named after the 'Liddle' farm where Ronnie uncovered them. Excavations at the site have led to important discoveries about how people lived and worked in Orkney 3,000 years ago.




More than 50 years after Ronnie Simison came across these remarkable sites, his family invite you to come and enjoy these well-loved visitor attractions.


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