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Greetings Space Cadets, Skara Brae Older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC. Europe’s most complete Neolithic village, Skara Brae gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status as one of four sites making up “The Heart of Neolithic Orkney.”a, it has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because of its excellent preservation.
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