Tuesday, March 9, 2010

5,000-year-old Westray wife tours Scotland

A Neolithic carving found in the Orkney Islands last year is to go on tour around Scotland.

The 5,000-year-old figurine, known as the Westray Wife, was discovered in the Links of Noltland on the Orkney island of Westray and is the only Neolithic carving of a human form found in Scotland.

Measuring just 41mm by 31mm and made of sandstone, the Venus figure will go on tour around Scotland before returning to Orkney for the summer.

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