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Sculptors Cave

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<b>Sculptors Cave</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Lossiemouth (6km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ17507072 / Sheet: 28
Latitude:57° 43' 7.53" N
Longitude:   3° 23' 6.26" W

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Sounds of the Bronze Age to be studied


"A researcher at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) hopes to gain an understanding of sounds heard thousands of years ago.

Michelle Walker's investigation will involve a cave in Moray where human remains from the Late Bronze Age were previously found by archaeologists... continues...
thelonious Posted by thelonious
14th January 2016ce

Old Cave For Child Remains Reborn

A 3,000 year old Scottish cave dedicated to dead children has been brought to life for the first time.

First reported 2007.

More info :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/6252605.stm
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th August 2009ce
Edited 29th August 2009ce

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Sculptors Cave.

"On the beach below, (Hopeman Golf Course), is a proper wonder. Access is tricky, a hazardous descent on steep slopes and bare rock; or a slippery scramble around headlands on the shore at low tide. But we feel that a little danger adds spice to our wonder. More than two thousand years ago, spiritual Celts sought out this gloomy cavern for a grizzly cult: a pagan veneration of the human head as a source, symbol and esoteric power. The cavern roof was hung with severed heads: criminals executed for unspeakable crimes; warrior heroes decapitated in battle; apostates beheaded in bloody auto da fe; wise forebears exhibited for their posterity's veneration. And later Celtic people - Picts on the cusp of Christianity - came here to chisel their arcane symbols into the soft sandstone of the cave walls. We have to search to find the sculptures - small and rudely carved among a gallery of subsequent graffiti."

John R. Barrett

Walks and Wonders - Knock News No. 30
August 09
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th August 2009ce
Edited 28th August 2009ce

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THE EXCAVATION OF THE SCULPTOR'S CAVE, COVESEA, MORAYSHIRE. BY Miss SYLVIA BENTON, M.A., F.S.A.ScoT. January 12, 1931.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
23rd April 2011ce
Edited 10th May 2013ce

RCAHMS


Some images and all the discoveries found at this obviously well used place thru out the ages.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th August 2009ce