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This is a broch, a fortified home built during the Iron Age, some 2,100 years ago. Brochs, unique to Scotland, are dry-stone, twin-walled, round towers up to 30m across and 15m high. Part of a reproduction broch was built at Strathyre, Scotland by the West of Scotland Dry Walling Association using only tools used around 2000 years ago: A team of 20 spent five days constructing a 5m high section of the Dun Lubnaig Broch. Click through for details.

Carloway Broch, zlomený zub na čelisti ostrova Lewis

This is one of the many roundhouses at Felin Uchaf [www.felinuchaf.org] in Wales. The Celts built their roundhouses from the natural materials available to them. The roundhouses at Felin Uchaf are built in the same way. The walls of roundhouses were either dry stone filled in with clay and straw, or a ring of support poles weaved with wattling and plastered in daub. See the whole building process at www.naturalhomes.org/celtic-roundhouse.htm.

Building A Celtic Roundhouse

Building a Celtic Roundhouse-The Celts built their roundhouses from the natural materials available on the land. The roundhouses at Felin Uchaf are built in the same way using only the natural materials available on or near the land.

The Round Tower, Devenish, Co Fermanagh Devenish Monastic Site is considered to be the most important of Lough Erne's many island church settlements. Devenish was founded in the 6th century by St Molaise.It was raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157. This is one of the finest towers in Ireland and they were thought to have been used to store valuable relics as well as a belfry.The entrances were always at first floor level to enable the monks to raise the ladder in times of attack.

The Round Tower, Devenish, Co Fermanagh Devenish Monastic Site is considered to…

James Gurney -  Secure in their winter home, the Inupiat Family is unaware of their approaching doom. Life in the extreme.

James Gurney - Secure in their winter home, the Inupiat Family is unaware of their approaching doom. Life in the extreme.

The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched.        All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.

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Section through HMS Victory during a battle

Section through the British First Rate HMS victory during a battle. For safety, stacked gunpowder barrels were stored well below the waterline. Section through the British First Rate HMS victory during a battle.

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Broch - Illustration by Mark Stacey - Artists in Cornwall UK

Conisborough Castle A cutaway reconstruction drawing of the keep in about 1180, showing the tower’s three principal chambers © English Heritage (drawing by Peter Urmston)

Construction much bcuz akin to Blyth/Tickhill Castle in the Wode books, a cutaway of Conisborough Castle and reconstruction drawing of the keep in about showing the tower’s three principal chambers © English Heritage (drawing by Peter Urmston)

750 BC to 12 BC, Celts were most powerful people central & northern Europe. Tribes of Celts, wave after wave, spread outwards, taking over France, Belgium, crossing to Britain. Celt comes from Greek: Keltoi, barbarians (pronounced "Kelt")  Celt is a term NOT used until 18th century; Romans called these people Britons. Celtic Iron Age ended AD 43, Romans invaded Britain.

750 BC to 12 BC,Celts lived in central & northern Europe.They spread to France,Belgium and Britain. The Romans called these people Britons.The Celtic Iron Age ended when the Romans invaded Britain.

One hundred years ago, thatched houses were very common in Ireland.  This shows the interior of a typical croft.

One hundred years ago, thatched houses were very common in Ireland. This shows the interior of a typical croft.

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