Renovation reveals Blanche Mortimer’s 14th c. stone memorial holds a surprise: Her remains lay in the tomb behind her Sleeping Beauty visage.
The discovery of Venus figurines in Neolithic Orkney creates some debate and suggests a religion centered around a goddess.
Orkney has a variety of historical art pieces and places, many of them with a mysterious past – including the enigmatic – and famous – Orkney Venus.
Many of Orkney’s Neolithic monuments date back over 5000 years; archaeologists are coming to understand that the area was a focal point for innovation.
How did other kingdoms correspond with Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten? Read royal correspondence via the Amarna letters; cuneiform on clay tablets.