- Posted August 9, 2014 by
Kure Beach, North Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
A ferry ride to Orkney Island introduced me to a truly ancient part of Scotland. Orkney Island has a strong Viking heritage and is home to an abundance of archeological wonders.
Skara Brae is the most intact Neolithic village in Europe. The site was discovered by the landowner in 1850 after a massive storm caused the earth to collapse, revealing the structures underneath. Today, Skara Brae is a World Heritage Site as part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
Standing beside these ancient structures, overlooking the North Sea, buffeted by powerful winds, was a truly humbling experience.