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The American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar, Inc. is  a registered United States tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity.


Our aims, in partnership with the Scottish Charity the Ness of Brodgar Trust,  are to foster public awareness of and provide financial support for the on-going archaeological excavation and research being conducted at the internationally acclaimed 5,000 year old Neolithic temple complex, The Ness of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands of Scotland, U.K.


This multi-award winning excavation lies at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (WHS) between the great stone circles of the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, and in close proximity to Maeshowe, the finest Neolithic tomb in Northern Europe.


The site itself consists of a massive walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings on an unparalleled scale – a temple precinct.


Looking south across the Ness of Brodgar excavation (pic Adam Stanford)