Stone Age temple found in Orkney is 800 years older than Stonehenge

  • The site contains 100 buildings, forming a ‘temple precinct’
  • Stonehenge may not have been the centre of Neolithic culture after all
  • It could take decades to fully explore and examine

A 5000-year-old temple in Orkney could be more important than Stonehenge, according to archaeologists.

The site, known as the Ness of Brodgar, was investigated by BBC2 documentary A History of Ancient Britain, with presenter Neil Oliver describing it as ‘the discovery of a lifetime’.

So far the remains of 14 Stone Age buildings have been excavated, but thermal geophysics technology has revealed that there are 100 altogether, forming a kind of temple precinct.

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