Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mystery ‘mound’ to be saved from the sea
RCHAEOLOGISTS plan to save a fine example of a Bronze Age burnt mound from disappearing into the sea in a unique £70,000 removal operation on Shetland this coming summer.

Islanders discuss the burnt mound project on Bressay - Photo: Courtesy Council for Scottish Archaeology.Historic Scotland has given permission for the site at Cruister, on Bressay, to be shifted to the islands’ heritage centre.

The unprecedented project will see the prehistoric version of a water heater, a third of which has already been eroded by the sea, dismantled and rebuilt in fully functional order.