The Cairns – The Hole in the Wall

Archaeology Orkney

Chamber 2

The final week of the dig at The Cairns has revealed some interesting discoveries. Kevin Kerr, Finds Supervisor and MSc Archaeological Practice Student takes up the story….

The photograph of the newly exposed west face of the inner broch wall posted on day 15 also shows that there was still a thin section of infill present. This was left due to the rubble showing signs of a possible partition wall.

ChamberA few scrapes and half a bucket later, a large void in the rubble was revealed heading into the inner broch wall. Closer inspection revealed a magnificently roofed cell/passage, apparently curving to the right.

You can see the void as a dark patch above the rubble.

As the dig came to a halt, evryone was drawn to the hole in the wall of the broch. Looking inside, we could see a wonderful complete and immaculate chamber set within the wall…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on July 5, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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