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Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Pictish burials found at ‘Royal Rhynie’ site
The remains of what could be a member of early Pictish royalty have been discovered as part of an archaeological dig.
The remains found in the grave could be a member of early Pictish royalty [Credit: University of Aberdeen]
The discovery, by experts from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Chester, is one of the first ever made in the North-East of Scotland and was found in a carefully made sandstone grave which suggests the person was of high status.
The Pictish Kingdoms were some of the most powerful players in post-Roman Britain but understanding of their social and political structure is poor due to a lack of historical records. Read the rest of this article...