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|Description ||This is [quote] :"Captain Thomas's plan of the prehistoric sites in the vicinity of Maes Howe, 1852. Maes Howe itself is not on the plan but off top right. Thomas, though, does give an elevation of the great mound."|
He also drew the stones of the Ring of Brodgar along the top, and you can't avoid seeing the large tumulus on the Ness of Brodgar. The two standing stones are also shown. These are very close to the excavated 'Orkney Stone Age Temple', featured in recent TV episode of 'History of Ancient Britain'. The writing above left of Stenness reads: "Site of the Stone of Odin, destroyed in... by tenant."[?]
Source: page 3 of the official Maes Howe souvenir guide, Historic Scotland, 2000.
(The site's name became Maeshowe not long after this.)
| in 1861 Maeshow [sic], with Tormiston as Turmiston|
| That looks much better Andy. Thanks.|
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