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Maeshowe (Chambered Tomb)

It's possible that the inscription relating to the treasure was ironic.

Treasure to vikings was usually in the form of gold and jewels.Gold wasn't really discovered by the Neolithic people so this bit of graffiti may well have been written with sense of wit.

As it says '....Lucky will be he who can find the great fortune....' cos there sure as hell isn't any that I've seen!!

A couple of weeks before I visited Maes Howe a film crew had just finsihed making a documentary involving the tomb (according to the guide). So watch out for it. Although the last time Maes Howe was filmed it didn't reach the TV for 2 years aparently.
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