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'Finest' Neolithic stone discovered at Orkney's Ness of Brodgar

Ness of Brodgar stone
The stone is inscribed on both sides

An intricately-inscribed stone described as potentially the finest example of Neolithic art found in the UK for several decades has been found in Orkney.

Archaeologists working at the Ness of Brodgar excavations made the discovery.

The stone is decorated on both sides.

The dig team said it is even better than previous examples found at Skara Brae and Maeshowe in the 1970s and 1980s.

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