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9 March 2022

Gary sent in a link to https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10565141/ … and the story is also at https://phys.org/news/2022-03-rare-pictish-stone-potential-site.html … a large stone was pulled out of a farmers field at Aberlemno, near Forfar in Scotland. It is one more stone, and its fairly hefty, with Pictish symbols, and joins symbol stones found not too far away, several years ago. The interesting part of the story is that one of the symbol stones, found earlier, is thought to depict a famous Scottish battle, at Nechtansmere. The battle led to the halt of the advances by the Anglo Saxon king, Ecgfrith, in AD685. The Pictish leader was Bridei Mac Bili, and we may assume he is  depicted by one of the symbols.

There is a video at the link above and the Daily Mail, as always, comes with some excellent images.

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