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the Stones of Stenness, an ancient stone circle in Britain
July 28, 2014

Standing Guard

The Stones of Stenness may be Britain’s most ancient stone circle. Erected during the Stone Age on the Orkney Islands at the northern tip of modern-day Scotland, the stones likely formed part of a larger complex linked by religious ritual.

See more pictures from the August 2014 feature story “Before Stonehenge."

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

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