Pictish Dragon symbol stone recovered from East Mainland

Started by gash, October 31, 2016, 11:15:22 pm

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Archaeologists have recovered a rate Pictish symbol stone from an eroding area of coastline in the East Mainland.

Coastal erosion in Orkney, and its effect on archaeology, is well-known -- especially during the winter months, when high tides and winds batter the shores.

Following one of these storms, Stromness-based archaeologist Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark was examining an area that had suffered during a south-westerly gale and found a stone projecting precariously out of an eroding bank.

This stone, on closer examination, had obviously been worked and designs were visible.

Read more : http://www.orcadian.co.uk/pictish-symbol-stone-recovered-east-mainland/
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