Maeshowe is the prehistoric chambered cairn and passage grave in Stenness, Orkney Islands. Built around 2700BC in the Neolithic period, it is the largest and most impressive of Orkney's many chambered cairns more than 7m high and 37m diameter. Appearing as a large grassy mound, it is visible for miles around. Its grand scale suggests it was built to demonstrate the power of a social elite of its time. Visitors have to stoop or crawl along the entrance passage to the large central chamber. Maeshowe is famous for its midwinter alignment as the last rays illuminate the central chamber.
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