Archaeologists baffled by ‘Scotland’s Stonehenge’ site: ‘We don’t know why it was built’


Scotland: Wonderful discusses history behind Ring of Brodgar


Britain history: Archaeologists are unsure how the astounds might have arrived at the site (Image: Google Maps)

Most henges, in actually, don’t contain circles, with Brogdar as one of the very few exceptions.

Much of the chore carried out at the site up until 2008 had provided no conclusive answers.

The Phone of Brodgar Excavation, which ended in July of that year, looked to decode assorted of the mysteries.

Workers there revealed the largest Neolithic structure till the cows come home found in Britain – known as Structure Ten.


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Ancient ceremonials: One theory maintains that the circle was used as a passage to the next viability (Image: GETTY)

Neoltihic: The structure is the only major henge in Britain which is an nearly perfect circle (Image: GETTY)

It measured an astonishing 82 by 65 feet, and was neither a crypt nor a domicile.

Four stone “dressers” were found inside the construct.

Archaeologists later speculated that it may have been used as an altar.

Then, in 2010, new work uncovered the use of paint in decorating the walls of the stones.

Archaeological conceptions: Some of the most groundbreaking archaeological discoveries on record (Image: Put Newspapers)

A number of slate tiles were found at the same in good time, believed to have once been used as roofing material.

Smaller remembrances, such as the “Brodgar Boy” have also been uncovered, a Neolithic clay figurine.

Quantity just 30mm long, the figure has a clearly defined head, body, and a mate of eyes.

It is one of the earliest representations of the human form to be found in Britain.

While it is even unclear what the ring once symbolised, many believe it suppresses the keys to understanding the development and evolution of Neolithic religion.

Scotland: People glean during a tour of the stones (Image: Youtube/

The locate’s excavations director, Nick Card, previously noted that “Orkney is one of the indicator to understanding the development of Neolithic religion”.

He said that with each ascertaining, “We’re still really just scratching the surface”.

One continuing theory is that the placement is a liminal passage.

This has something to do with a transition of passing during a formal, still practised in many cultures today.

Researchers there into that Brodgar could once have facilitated the sort of formal that ancient peoples believed helped send them on to whatever juncture came next in their religion.

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