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Friday, 8 August 2014

"Truly unexpected" pink granite boulder of ancient Scottish Picts revealed in Moray

A symbol stone of the Picts who occupied Scotland centuries ago could be unique, say archaeologists in Moray

A huge pink granite boulder from the Picts who lived in the north and east of Scotland hundreds of years ago, incised with a large eagle and a mirror case in a “truly unexpected” set of symbols, has been revealed to the public more than a year after it broke a farmer’s plough near Craigellachie.

Spanning more than 1.7 metres and weighing more than a ton, the Dandaleith Stone was originally reported as a “rather large stone with some sort of carving” by the landowner, who reported the solid relic to Aberdeenshire Council's Archaeology Service in May 2013.

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