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Original Exit from the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Original Exit from the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

The Three-Concentric Circular Layers of the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland.  Photo by J. Demetrescu 2010.| Built around 3,000 B.C. and sitting on the northwestern slope of Wideford Hill near Kirkwall, this Maeshowe-type structure is made up of three concentric circles. Before its earthen mound covering was removed, it is most likely to have resembled a dome in shape.

The Three-Concentric Circular Layers of the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. Photo by J. Demetrescu 2010.| Built around 3,000 B.C. and sitting on the northwestern slope of Wideford Hill near Kirkwall, this Maeshowe-type structure is made up of three concentric circles. Before its earthen mound covering was removed, it is most likely to have resembled a dome in shape.

Back of the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Back of the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Main Chamber in the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010) | The original entrance to the structure is 2 x 2 feet and 17.4 feet long. Inside, three small cells lead off from the main chamber (5 x 10 feet) and a flue type structure is in place.

Main Chamber in the Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010) | The original entrance to the structure is 2 x 2 feet and 17.4 feet long. Inside, three small cells lead off from the main chamber (5 x 10 feet) and a flue type structure is in place.

Keelylang Hill from Wideford Hill, Orkney    Keelylang Hill from the summit of Wideford Hill, Orkney… incredible place…  For more check out my website at david Bridgwater photography  Camera Nikon D800/Lee Filters Tripod and head: Legs Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3                                 Head Manfrotto MHXPROBHQ2 Landscape Photographer: David Bridgwater

Keelylang Hill from Wideford Hill, Orkney Keelylang Hill from the summit of Wideford Hill, Orkney… incredible place… For more check out my website at david Bridgwater photography Camera Nikon D800/Lee Filters Tripod and head: Legs Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Head Manfrotto MHXPROBHQ2 Landscape Photographer: David Bridgwater

“Wideford Hill, Orkney. Photo 3 of 9 by Fiona Annal [@fionaannal], this week’s featured Scottish Instagram account. ---------- Fiona—“The view from the top…”

“Wideford Hill, Orkney. Photo 3 of 9 by Fiona Annal [@fionaannal], this week’s featured Scottish Instagram account. ---------- Fiona—“The view from the top…”

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