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The Great Sacred Monuments of Stenness


There are several large mounds of this kind in the close vicinity of the Standing Stones of Stenness. In the latter part of the tenth century a party contest took place between two Jarls, Einar and Haarard, and their respective retainers, many of whom lie buried in these mounds. The spot on which they are situated used to be called Haarardshay, or the "field of Haarard."
From Rambles in the Far North by R Menzies Fergusson (1884).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th July 2012ce
Edited 25th July 2012ce

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