Iron Age village (and you didn't know they had digital cameras back then!).

Wales ~ Iron Age village (and you didn't know they had digital cameras back then!

Broch of Mousa. The finest preserved example of a broch, or round tower, in Shetland, Scotland. It is the tallest still standing in the world and amongst the best-preserved prehistoric buildings in Europe. It is thought to have been constructed circa 100 BC, one of 570 brochs built throughout Scotland. The site is managed by Historic Scotland.

Broch of Mousa. The finest preserved example of a broch, or round tower, in Shetland, Scotland. It is the tallest still standing in the world and amongst the best-preserved prehistoric buildings in Europe. It is thought to have been constructed circa 100

The Norse Mill at Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, is a reconstruction of an Iron Age corn mill that once existed on the site

The Norse Mill at Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, is a reconstruction of an Iron Age corn mill that once existed on the site Scotland

Ogronnos - In Irish myth, the King of Lochlann, Colga, talks of dragging Ireland by chains into the north and under the sea, a metaphor for the land’s passing into the wintry quarter for the Fomorians are always linked to the north whence come the coldest blasts in Western Europe.

The house of the dead was where the ancestors literally lived and you could go there to talk to them and ask their advice in the shadows under the earth, especially at the dark time of year. This one in Brittany might be inhabited by the Underhills.

A photograph of a reconstructed Iron Age Celt round houses in a village setting

A photograph of reconstructed Iron Age Celt round houses in a village setting

Building a roundhouse.

This is an early Iron Age reconstruction based on excavations of a crannog (meaning young tree). A crannog is a lake-dwelling on which people built houses, kept animals, and lived in relative security from invaders.

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