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Archaeologists on Orkney are facing a race against the elements to uncover a suspected 5,000-year-old tomb full of skulls found by a local digger.
Experts from the Orkney Research Centre are frantically attempting a rescue excavation on the mound, which has been badly damaged by JCB work.
The site was never thought to have been of archaeological interest until levelling work on the ground revealed large slabs and a network of chambers, causing a swift end to the development work. Culture 24
This newly discovered Neolithic burial chamber situated close to the Tomb of the Eagle is being excavated by a team of archaeologists from the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology. Sadly the mound covering the tomb was destroyed by a JCB due to garden landscaping. More information here .