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06-27-2013, 04:58 AM
Royal Rhynie focus of Pictish excavation

A team from the University of Aberdeen commenced digging at Rhynie, Aberdeenshire in Scotland a site famous for its impressive collection of carved Pictish standing stones.

Knowledge of the Pictish kingdoms, which developed between the 5th and 11th centuries, is relatively poor with the standing stones some of the only relics remaining of the once powerful people.

Rhynie boasts eight such stones, including the Craw Stone, which is thought to have been the centre point of an elaborate fortified settlement of the 5th-6th centuries AD.

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Pictish symbol stone from Rhynie in Aberdeenshire.

Royal Rhynie focus of Pictish excavation : Archaeology News from Past Horizons (http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2013/royal-rhynie-focus-of-pictish-excavation)

06-27-2013, 07:05 AM
Something to watch as it continues. :)

06-29-2013, 06:39 PM
Home to the Rhynie Man, I have high hopes on this one..