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I am deeply, deeply fascinated by the history of the UK (generally) as a whole. If you know me then you probably already know this. I love Jane Austen, the entire premise of Downton Abbey, Shakespeare, and any historically accurate documentary focused on the time period ranging from 1500-1910. I am interested in domestic (farming and household) artifacts and daily life, how normal people got through their everyday lives. That's a pretty large field of interest if you really think about it. But I do have a favorite era and a favorite location; the 1700's in Scotland.
One of my top goals in life is to move to Scotland for a little while. But for now I can support awesome archeological projects from afar, like the Caithness Broch Project (a broch is an iron age structure that was found only in Scotland).
The Caithness Broch Project is awesome. "The ultimate goal of the project, through authentic building techniques from the time, is to build a replica of an Iron Age Broch, which becomes the base for a Tourist Centre and Dry Stone Workshop."
So if you have ever watched Secret's of the Castle then you'll understand the general idea. The project is utilizing building techniques from the Iron Age in Scotland. Not only will they build an actual broch but they will learn first hand how people built these structures by employing the same techniques. I am very excited because this is such an awesome way to go about understanding history. It's important to read and reference but I think it's really cool to be able to essentially relive the past.
Also, if you haven't watched Secret's of the Castle (with Ruth, Peter, and Tom) you should because it is so good. Here's the youtube link.
I bought the broch pin on their website. They have so many cool colors.