The browser you are using is out of date and is no longer supported. To view and use this site correctly, please update your browser to the latest version.

Orkney Venus

The Orkney Venus is the oldest representation of a human form ever found in Scotland and shows the earliest depiction of a face from anywhere in the UK. This tiny stone carving, found during an excavation by Historic Scotland on the island of Westray, has caused enormous interest among archaeologists. These fact sheets explain more about the discovery and its background.


Documents


PDF icon The Orkney Venus [pdf, 62kb]
PDF icon First Thoughts from Experts [pdf, 34kb]
PDF icon The Links of Noltland [pdf, 64kb]
PDF icon The Links of Noltland Dig [pdf, 59kb]
PDF icon Abstract Images [pdf, 62kb]


Urquhart Castle

Register for media email alerts

Keep up with the latest media releases from Historic Scotland.

Register for media alerts