2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Stone Age Ruins (2)

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~\(≧▽≦)/~啦啦啦~苏格兰石器时代遗迹第二弹~(粗略算了一下,接下来一个月的作业……都靠这篇文章了


Cloistered within those walls were dozens of buildings, among them one of the largest roofed structures built in prehistoric northern Europe. It was more than 80 feet long and 60 feet wide, with walls 13 feet thick. The complex featured paved walkways, carved stonework, colored facades, even slate roofs—a rare extravagance in an age when buildings were typically roofed with sod, hides, or thatch.

无数建筑物被石墙隔绝于世,其中包括北欧史前最大的带屋顶建筑之一。它有近80英尺长、60英尺宽,墙厚达13英尺。建筑群中,有精心铺设的走道、细心雕琢的石艺、彩色的正立面、乃至于石板瓦制的屋顶。在这个多用草皮、兽皮或茅草做屋顶的时代里,石板瓦屋顶可谓是极稀有的奢侈品。


Fast-forward five millennia to a balmy summer afternoon on a scenic headland known as the Ness of Brodgar. Here an eclectic team of archaeologists, university professors, students, and volunteers is bringing to light a collection of grand buildings that long lay hidden beneath a farm field. Archaeologist Nick Card, excavation director with the Archaeology Institute at the University of the Highlands and Islands, says the recent discovery of these stunning ruins is turning British prehistory on its head.

让我们将时光快进五千年,来到景色优美的布罗德盖海角、一个风和日丽的夏日午后。这里,一个由考古学家、大学教授、学生以及志愿者组成的、博采众长的队伍正让一个长期被掩盖在农田下的大型建筑群重见天日。高地与岛屿大学考古学院的遗迹挖掘指挥人、考古学家尼克·卡德说,最近这些令人震惊的遗迹发现正颠覆着英国史前史。



“This is almost on the scale of some of the great classical sites in the Mediterranean, like the Acropolis in Greece, except these structures are 2,500 years older. Like the Acropolis, this was built to dominate the landscape— to impress, awe, inspire, perhaps even intimidate anyone who saw it. The people who built this thing had big ideas.They were out to make a statement.”

“这个遗迹的规模几乎堪比地中海一些古典遗迹,如古希腊的卫城。唯一的区别在于,这个建筑群比它们早了有2500年之久。正如卫城一般,这个建筑群是为了俯视四周而存在的。它的存在,是为了让看到它的人为之钦佩、为之敬畏、为之受到鼓舞、乃至于为之恐惧。建造它的人们怀有雄心壮志,他们要利用这个建筑群,做一个声明。”


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链接:

苏格兰遗址(1):2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland’s Stone  (电脑太小了所以名字显示不全……

苏格兰遗址(3): 2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Stone

苏格兰遗址(4): 2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Ston


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