2014.07.23【英译中】Scotland's Stone Age Ruins(5)

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苏格兰遗址第五弹……总觉得越翻越糊涂了……


“I’ve heard this place called the Egypt of the North,” says county archaeologist Julie Gibson, who came to Orkney more than 30 years ago to excavate a Viking cemetery and never left. “Turn over a rock around here and you’re likely to find a new site.”

“我曾听人将此地称作北之埃及,”考古学家朱莉·吉布森说道。她自三十多年前来到奥克尼挖掘北欧海盗坟墓后,就再也没有离开这里。“在这里,随手翻开一块岩石,你都可能找到一个新遗迹。”



Sometimes you don’t even need to do that. In 1850 a gale tore away some sand dunes along the Bay of Skaill, on the western flank of Mainland island, exposing an astonishingly well preserved Stone Age village. Archaeologists date the village, called Skara Brae, to around 3100 B.C. and believe it was occupied for more than 600 years.
有时你甚至无需费心于这点小事。1850年,一阵强烈的风暴吹散了位于主岛西海岸斯凯勒湾上的几处沙丘,让一处保存得出乎意料完好的石器时代村庄遗址重现于世。据考古学家们推断,这个名为斯卡拉布雷的遗址约建于公元前3100年。他们相信,人类活动在这里持续了600多年。


Skara Brae must have been a cozy setup in its day. Lozenge-shaped stone dwellings linked by covered passages huddled close together against the grim winters. There were hearths inside, and the living spaces were furnished with stone beds and cupboards. Even after the passage of thousands of years the dwellings look appealingly personal, as though the occupants had just stepped out. The stage-set quality of the homesteads and the glimpse they offer into everyday life in the Neolithic, to say nothing of the dramatic way they were revealed, made Skara Brae Orkney’s most spectacular find. Until now.(其实我想整段标红的……
斯卡拉布雷的设计在其建造之时看来,可谓十分舒适惬意。菱形的石屋以小径相连,簇成一团以御严冬。石屋里有灶台、石床和石制柜橱。尽管历经数千年,这些石屋看起来仍极具个性化,仿佛这里的居民只是暂时离开。其保存的完好、让人得以窥视新石器时代生活的特性、加之其重现于世的戏剧性方式,曾使斯卡拉布雷成为奥克尼最令人惊叹的发现。不过这个第一的名声,到此为止了


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链接君:

苏格兰石器时代遗址(1):2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland’s Ston

苏格兰石器时代遗址(2):2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Ston

苏格兰石器时代遗址(3):2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Sto

苏格兰石器时代遗址(4):2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Sto

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