Monday, July 02, 2007

Ancient island settlement rebuilt
An ancient Shetland settlement at risk of crumbling into the sea has been rebuilt - despite fears that it will soon be eroded.

The work on the burial site in Sandwick Bay, Unst, follows an excavation led by the Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problems of Erosion Trust (Scape).

It teamed up with the Council for Scottish Archaeology's Adopt-a-Monument scheme for the rebuild project.

The new structures will allow visitors to see the excavation findings.

Aha. Apparently, they excavated the structures that were present, leaving some original walls in place, and have built reconstructions of the structures. Even though they will probably be destroyed shortly.