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Ancient Pictish relic is unearthed from River Don after angler spots it due to low water levels


A fisherman found an “incredibly rare” Pictish stone after a long spell of warm weather lowered water levels in the River Don.

Teams from Historic Environment Scotland (HES), the council and Aberdeen University visited the site to remove the relic after the angler spotted it partially uncovered in the river.

The stone, which is believed to date from around 600AD, was removed and taken to the Crown Office’s Treasure Trove in Edinburgh to be examined.


Read the full report in the Aberdeen Press and Journal.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
24th August 2018ce
Edited 27th August 2018ce

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