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Iron Age House, Great Bernera

The ruins of a late Iron Age village close to the beach at Bosta were discovered in 1993 after being uncovered by a storm. Following archaeological excavations one of the dwellings was authentically reconstructed. Such buildings, dating from the 8th century, were built of stone walls sunk into the sand dunes, which combined with their turf roofs, would have kept them well hidden from passing marauders.

Copyright: Gary Davies
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14644x7322
Taken: 04/08/2017
Uploaded: 24/02/2020
Updated: 28/02/2020


Tags: iron age; house; reconstruction; great bernera; scotland; harris and lewis; isle of lewis; island; historic building; coast; coastal; coastline; 8th century; beach; norse; viking
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