August issue of National Geographic: The first Stonehenge: Breathtaking photos capture the stark beauty of the standing stones of Orkney

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These stunning images show standing stones of Orkney off northern tip of Scotland, built around 5,000 years ago, thousands of years before England’s most famous neolithic monument

Workers quarried thousands of tons of fine-grained sandstone, trimmed it, dressed it, then took it to grassy area

Walls they built would have done credit to Roman centurions who later erected Hadrian’s Wall in another part of UK

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717788/The-Stonehenge-Breathtaking-photos-capture-stark-beauty-standing-stones-Orkney-built-thousands-years-England-s-famous-neolithic-monument.html#ixzz39tcnobwq

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