Moving Back In Time
One Scottish farmer from the island of Orkney, was doing work in his field and got a bit more than he bargained for after moving around some large rocks. When he began removing stones, he noticed that they seemed to be covering up a large hole. He dug deeper, but only to realize, it continued down much further than any natural formation. What the lucky farmer unknowingly uncovered were the buried ruins of a lost city called Skara Brae. A settlement believed to be one of the oldest and most historical ancient settlements in all of Great Britain.
When he first started digging, the expanse of the hole kept growing larger and larger. What first looked to be an underground stone house, turned out to be much more significant and historical in nature. It turned out to be the remains of an ancient city. Skara Brae.
The city is believed to be an extremely old settlement, archeologist think it probably existed around 5000 years ago, which would be older than the Pyramids in Egypt!
Despite how old it is, the structures are still remarkably well preserved. It was covered in the ancient past by sand which helped in aiding the remnants of the old city.
The settlement of Skara Brae is believed to have been a community of around 100 people, however, all that remains are 8 dwellings from the city. Underground tunnels were discovered that connected all the homes and each house had an interesting central feature.
It contained a large square waterproof basin which is believed to be a place for storing fish, and food.
It’s really amazing all the things we still have yet to discover about our world. Just when you thought you had it all figured out, it comes up with a new way to surprise you.