In 1850 farmer finds a secret door in the ground: what he saw on the other side causes the world to lose their breath
History can sometimes be a little dry, but sometimes, it can be downright fascinating. This is one such discovery.
#14 Exploring Inside A Creek
When a terrible storm swept away the Orkney Islands, this secret was revealed.
#13 The Enchanting Secret
On the Orkney Islands off Scotland, embedded in mossy and green hills, lies this secret place that is older than the great pyramids of Egypt.
#12 A Unique Place
At first, it might not have come across as an important place, but it is unique in its own way.
#11 The Skara Brae
There is a very old underground city by the green hillside. The prehistoric settlement is called Skara Brae.
#10 The Discovery
The farmers of Orkney Islands discovered this settlement after a devastating storm swept away many lives here in 1850.
#9 The Oldest Agricultural Village
The settlement consists of eight stone houses and is estimated to be have been inhabited between 3180 and 2500 BC. Skara Brae is thus one of the oldest agricultural villages in Britain.
#8 Scotland’s Pompeji
The remains of this village are so well preserved that it is often dubbed as Scotland’s Pompeji.
#7 The Iconic Preservation
The surrounding sand and the architecture of the building are well protected from the cold, therefore they have been remarkably preserved over the millennia
#6 The Settlement
According to the estimates of archaeologists, around 50-100 people lived in the village. Once the settlement was built, the houses were 1500 meters from the sea.
#5 The Magnificent Settlement
While the houses were away from the sea before, now the sea has carved its way closer to the village and created a magnificent view.
#4 The Planned Rooms
At its biggest, the settlement encompassed the seven or eight houses connected to each other via tunnels. Each residence could be closed off with a stone door.
#3 The People Who Lived Here
While some people believe that the villagers who were living here were poets, a people of unknown origin who settled in eastern and northern Scotland during the final stages of the British Iron Age. However, the archaeological finds have shown that the people who lived here may have been far older than that.
#2 A Carved Stone Ball
A number of enigmatic findings have been made at the site. Among other things, a carved stone ball. Nobody is sure what it was used for.
#1 The Destructive Storm
While nobody knows why the village was abandoned, the most popular theory was that it suffered a tragic fate at the hands of an immensely destructive storm
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