20. 07. 2013.

UNESCO - Heart Of Neolithic Orkney, Scotland, UK


Heart of Neolithic Orkney refers to a group of Neolithic monuments found on the Mainland, one of the islands of Orkney, Scotland. The name was adopted by UNESCO when it proclaimed these sites as a World Heritage Site in 1999.

The monuments of Orkney bear a unique testimony to an important indigenous cultural tradition which flourished over 500-1000 years but disappeared by about 2000 BC. They are an outstanding example of a type of architectural ensemble and archaeological landscape which illustrates a significant stage of human history, during which the first large ceremonial monuments were built. They are testimony to the cultural achievements of the Neolithic peoples of northern Europe, during the period 3000-2000 BC.

Never have I received such a complete set of postcards representing an Unesco site! And it looks like a really exciting place to visit...

1 komentar:

  1. These are great postcards - I keep one of Maeshowe that I bought for myself when I visited Orkney (saw Skara Brae, Maeshowe, and the Ring of Brodgar). If you ever get a chance, please do go. Orkney is an amazing place!