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Stones of Stennis

No idea about the date. A very old unused postcard published by Giulio Fugaccia, Stromness. What ever happened to the "table" ? Was it true that people had just put the stone on top for fun or was it really a sacraficial stone?
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Picture added on 25 September 2007
Comments:
Stones of Stenness, haunt of troll-men,
Used to have a kind of dolmen.
God knows what it was installed for -
It was totally uncalled-for.
Anonymous comment added on 09 November 2010
The "table" was erected in 1907 as an attempt of reconstruction. The top was pushed off in 1972 and, after excavations carried out by Graham Ritchie, was not re-erected because it was unhistorical. (see: Anna Ritchie, Prehistoric Orkney, Edinburgh 1995, pp. 74-78.)
Added by Sebastian Seibert on 07 August 2011
Thanks Sebastian for that but how do I get on to Anna Ritchie via the net?
Added by Barbara Jolly Watt on 09 August 2011
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