Europe: Megalits ø / Broch of Gurness

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ø - Mainland Orkney . 3.6 4.1 . Broch .

 

 

Broch of Gurness was probably the residence of the principal family of the community. It also provided the last defensive resort. Within its massively thick walls the broch originally had a single central hearth, a ring of stone-built cupboards around the wall, and a sunken water feature traditionally interpreted as a well. A spiral stair led up to upper levels in the tower and to the wall-head. When the broch began to collapse, this arrangement was altered. The well was filled in and the interior refitted with new partitions. Most of what the visitor sees today dates from this secondary phase.


 

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