Skara Brae: Older than Stonehenge

Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement in Scotland. As of today, there are 8 known house built into the ground.

Most houses contain a dresser, a few beds and some even had artifacts. The settlement was built between 3180 BC–2500 BC (which makes it older than Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids) and had only been re-discovered in the 1800s. Since many things have left behind, the houses must have been abandoned in quite a hurry. No one knows why.



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Information sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skara_Brae

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By Wknight94 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

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