Britain’s Oldest House (4/10)

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On the island of Papa Westray, in the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, is the incredible Knap of Howar, which is regarded as the oldest standing house in Northwest Europe.  These two dwellings were occupied by Neolithic farmers and are thought to be well over 5,000 years old dating back to around 3,600 BC. The walls are over 5 feet high and the dwellings contain partitions, storage areas, fireplaces, and even beds!

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