Did you know that the archaeological sites in Orkney are "almost on the scale of some of the great classical sites in the Mediterranean, like the Acropolis in Greece, except these structures are 2,500 years older."
Did you know that "like the Acropolis, this was built to dominate the landscape—to impress, awe, inspire, perhaps even intimidate anyone who saw it?"
I think Orkney is wonderful. But, I'll admit, I'm biased as my grandfather was born there and I love history. I also love a place that is different. But, when I got my new National Geographic yesterday, I knew that I should never stop encouraging people to visit these islands. Here's the link to the article. They have found a new archaeological site between the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brogdar.
Here's a link to a video of the lead scientist talking about a recent find--oh and some beautiful Orkney scenery.
If you're going to Orkney this summer--check this link.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to visit for they first time? Or set to go back if you been in the past? I am!