Sketch of the butterfly-like markings discovered by chance at the 5,000-year-old Ness of Brodgar site. PIC:UHI.

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British soldier and war poet Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918) in uniform with a young boy, circa 1917.   (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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The Lewis Chessmen are ranked number nine on the list of 25 items. Picture: Neil Hanna

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