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Almost 6,000 years of history in and around Dyce will be covered in a council-organised tour tomorrow.
The unusual outing has been organised in response to public demand and will visit sites of archaeological and historical interest in the Dyce area.

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Looking north towards Tyrebagger hill from outskirts of Aberdeen; the stone circle is at the centre of the photo.

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Position: Latitude 57.209500 Longitude -2.234277
Map of the Tyrebagger Stone Circle.

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Looking north.

This recumbent stone circle erected in the 3rd-2nd millennium BC, lies on a hill northwest of Aberdeen.
The ten uprights are of red granite, while the massive 24-ton recumbent is of dark grey granite. Once every 18 years a full moon will seem to roll over the top of the stone and the southern horizon.
The circle stones' heights vary from the 1m of the one opposite the recumbent to 2.9m and 3.3m of the flankers.
The recumbent today leans towards the centre. It is a gigantic square slab 3m long and 3.2m high.

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View looking Southeast over Aberdeen. The surrounding trees, visible in the photo, have been cut.

-- Edited by Blobrana at 20:53, 2008-08-10

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