The Tomb of the Eagles

The Tomb of the Eagles
The Tomb of the Eagles

It’s a stunning day on Mainland Orkney and there’s plenty of time for a trip to The Tomb of the Eagles. The Isbister Chambered Cairn is perched just above dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs and is yet another of Orkney’s top archaeological sites. A local farmer called Ronnie Simison discovered the Stone Age tomb by chance in the 1950s and it contained an amazing collection of bones and artefacts from 5,000 years ago. Time to stare out to sea at the same view they had in the Neolithic, apart from the fence posts.

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Human hands encircle the Totem Pole carved by the First Nations and Orcadian Totem Pole Carving Project in 2007.

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Rust bucket

Rust bucket

Rust peppers the sides of an abandoned ambulance at The Tomb of the Eagles.

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