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Sacred Landscapes in Orkney

Why should the Brodgar peninsula be the only such complex on Orkney? On a less overpowering scale perhaps the Dingieshowe area should be looked at (no stone circles I admit). An elongated strip of land between two stretches of water that looks across to several islands and has a hill above it. And much better islands for sacred rites (if someone is seeking another Mine Howe CANMORE in discussing a Christian site on one of these includes the throwaway line that nearby used to be a well with steps going down inside, and this could bear looking into even at this late date). The Thing itself is of impressive size still. I wonder if the extensive dunes are relatively recent, otherwise why build a broch on such a size, or much older in which case one wonders what might still lie beneath. What kind of instrument survey could peer beneath sand dunes?
The trolls were supposed to have their thing at Dingieshowe on All Hallow's Eve, whereas the Brodgar complex seems to be solstice-based.

wideford Posted by wideford
28th January 2004ce
Edited 14th July 2004ce

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