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Terrible Storm Unearths Hidden Door, Incredible Historic Find Ensues

There is no much all over the world that is yet to be discovered. Just recently archaeologists have discovered amazing, invaluable historical pieces under a poor neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. With the advancement in technology, archaeologists have been able to find more and more pieces of history by using satellite imagery and other advanced methods.

But one new discovery in Scotland was not done by archaeologists or scientists. Residents of the Orkenly Islands found something incredible when a horrific storm ripped through their town. The storm tore away large chunks of sand all over their lands. In one spot where sand was removed, a historic settlement was found.

It appeared to house around 10 people approximately 5,000 years ago. The people of the town called the proper authorities. Archaeologists arrived at the scene, carrying out meticulous excavation processes, eventually naming the settlement Skara Brae. It has been revealed to be the oldest settlement in the entire United Kingdom.

Archaeologist Nick Card, the excavation director with the Archaeology Institute at the University of the Highlands and Islands commented on the new discovery, “This is 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. Like the Acropolis, this was built to dominate the landscape—to impress, awe, inspire, perhaps even intimidate anyone who saw it. The people who built this thing had big ideas. They were out to make a statement.”

Like Pompeii, Skara Brae was perfectly preserved because it was covered in another substance. Archaeologists discovered many homes underground, connected by tunnels and alleys. They also found one strange thing-- each house had its own toilet, a rarity, and luxury in that era.

According to VistiScotland.com: “Skara Brae was inhabited before the Egyptian pyramids were built, and flourished for centuries before construction began at Stonehenge. It is some 5,000 years old. But it is not its age alone that makes it so remarkable and so important. It is the degree to which it has been preserved. The structures of this semi-subterranean village survive in impressive condition. So, amazingly, does the furniture in the village houses. Nowhere else in northern Europe are we able to see such rich evidence of how our remote ancestors actually lived.”

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