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The Men in Maeshowe: Why did they break in?

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Venue: Maeshowe Visitor Centre, Stenness

Who broke in to Maeshowe in the 12th century and carved runes on the walls – and why did they do it? Dr Ragnhild Ljosland looks at clues from the Norse period in this talk which links the Maeshowe runes with Norse beliefs and folklore of Orkney and Scandinavia.

Repeat of the Orkney International Science Festival John D. Mackay lecture, 2017.

Did you know? Historic Environment Scotland offer evening tours of Maeshowe. Anyone wishing to join the tour at 8.00 pm, directly after the talk, should contact Maeshowe Visitor Centre directly about this.

Maeshowe runes

Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.brodgar.co.uk/vikingweek

Organizer

Brodgar
Email:
Info@brodgar.co.uk
Website:
www.brodgar.co.uk/vikinghiking

Venue

Maeshowe Visitor Centre
Ireland Rd
Stenness, KW16 3LB
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Phone:
01856 851266