Known now as ‘The Ivory Lady’ she was buried in a tomb filled with the largest collection of rare and valuable items in the region, including ivory tusks, high-quality flint, ostrich eggshell, amber, and a rock crystal dagger.
Professor Dan Hicks is curator of the world-renowned Pitt Rivers Museum and Professor of Contemporary Archaeology at the University Of Oxford
“The roll reflects a time when the laity (non-clergy) had a real belief in both visible and invisible enemies.” – Gail Turner
“I consider the experience of grief and bereavement to be one such emotion, even if the ways in which this was processed and navigated varies between individuals and societies.”
“June is Indigenous People’s Month, and June the 21st is Indigenous People’s Day”
“I’m an archaeologist and have worked on digs in Egypt but I never imagined it would be here in north-east Scotland that I’d find something so important to the heritage of my own country.”
“And on, to 2011, when I was feeling the edge of a reproduction axe, at the Ness………”
“The archaeology dig at the Ness of Brodgar had to be cancelled for this year, as did many other digs and events, due to – well – you know what.”
“Work is continuing, exploring and excavating around the outside of the Hall of Clestrain – family home of Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae”
Monday 18th of May is International Museums Day.