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Maes Howe, United Kingdom, Western Europe

The Orkney World Heritage site is in fact a group of ancient monuments that is made up of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), plus a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. Runic inscriptions. The central mound is about 7.3 m (24 ft) high and 35 m (115 ft) in diameter, and a long passage (11 m/36 ft) leads to a tall chamber 4.6 m (15 ft) square, deep in the mound.

Variation Name(s): Passage Mound, The Orkney World Heritage site
This site belongs to the following categories: Megalithic
Polygonal Stone Masonry
Underground
Carving, Inscription

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