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Mine Howe

Burial Chamber


Mine Howe most likely an antiquarian's translation as mami is from O.N. malmr 'metal ore'.
Presenting a 1946 RCAMS report on the trial excavations (in The Orkney Miscellany) Marwick gives Moan Howie as the local name, moan meaning 'marsh'.
wideford Posted by wideford
28th August 2005ce
Edited 7th September 2005ce

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