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Broch of Mousa - inside 3D Model
3D model showing the lower portion of the interior of the Broch of Mousa, Shetland Isles, Scotland.
In simplistic terms a broch is a stone tower built in the Iron Age, most brochs were occupied 2000 years ago. Brochs are distributed across Scotland with a particularly large concentration in the North-East.
The broch of Mousa is the best surviving example of this type of ancient monument. The survival of the site was been attributed to the abundance of easily quarried stone around the shores of the Isle of Mousa and the small local population that didn’t need to rob the site of its stone for construction of other buildings.
Brochs are built principally of stone, they are defined by a series of architectural features, entrance passage through thick stone walls which have hollow areas to form stairways galleries and cells, enclosing a central circular area.
Grid Reference: HU 4573 2365
Site visited/photographed: 20 August 2017
Model Built: 15 October 2017 using Agisoft Photoscan 1.3.4 (standard)