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Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

The Pictish culture has always fascinated and intrigued me! Source: Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

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Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

The Ness of Brodgar archaeological excavation in Orkney has been the focus of a documentary short by two US photographer and documentary makers. Source: Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

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Head of Zeus | 2017 (1 June) | 403p | Review copy | Buy the book It is AD 98 and all is quiet on the northernmost fringes of the Roman empire. It’s a generation or so since the Iceni

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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is celebrated in Edinburgh | Daily Mail Online

Some day I’ll make it to this!   Thousands of spectators gathered on Calton Hill in Edinburgh to watch drummers, fire dancers, physical theatre and a large bonfire at the annual Beltane Fire Festival. Source: Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is

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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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You Need To See This Extraordinary Viking Pub In Iceland | Bored Panda

A mixed martial arts gym called Mjölnir MMA in Iceland just opened a Viking pub. They are located in a forrest in the center of Reykjavík. The bar is named Drukkstofa Óðins, Drukkstofa is an old icelandic word for pub.

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The City of Norway: How to See Oslo in a Day

I’m planning a trip to Norway myself for 2018, so I’m glad to see this review of the city! Source: The City of Norway: How to See Oslo in a Day

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Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin

Passing by the Irish Whiskey Museum my travel companions convinced me to take a 1 hour tour. I am very glad they did. It is utterly wrong to visit Ireland and miss whiskey museum.   More at: Source: Irish Whiskey

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Mass Infant Grave found at a former Irish orhpanage

The ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to 3 years old via A Mass Infant Grave Was Found at a Former Irish Orphanage — TIME

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