Broch of Gurness, Orkney

Broch of Gurness, Orkney

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Caption: Broch of Gurness, Orkney, Scotland. This stone structure was built between 200 BC and 100 AD. It consists of a hollow tower surrounded by three concentric rings of earthworks and ditches. Archaeological evidence from the site indicates that the tower and surrounding settlement were later inhabited by Norse peoples.

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