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South Knowe

South Knowe: Picture Sigurd Towrie
The remains of the South Knowe at Brodgar, pictured behind the stones themselves.

The mound known as the south knowe is right by the southern edge of the Ring of Brodgar, on the outer side of the monument's encircling ditch.

The knowe is the smallest of the mounds surrounding the Brodgar ring, measuring a mere 1.8 metres (6 feet) across by 1.8 metres high.

The current state of the mound, with a depressed "hollow" at the top, is the result of antiquarian "investigations" in the 19th century. These excavations were not recorded so it is not clear what, if anything, was found within the mound.

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