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Rhynie Graveyard

Cup Marked Stone

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Nearest Town:Huntly (13km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ500265 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 19' 34.85" N
Longitude:   2° 49' 49.62" W

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'Early Pictish Royal remains' discovered at Rhynie

The remains of what it is thought could be a member of early Pictish royalty have been discovered during an archaeological dig in Aberdeenshire.

The discovery at Rhynie was made by teams from the universities of Aberdeen and Chester... continues...
moss Posted by moss
10th September 2013ce

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When parking for visiting the Bell Knowe, hear Rhynie, there is a hut that contains three Pictish stones each with beautiful carvings. On the back of the tallest, called Rhynie 5, there are numerous cup marks suggesting that the Picts were recycling stones used by their Neolithic forebears. The stone is connected to the wall with an iron rod making the taking of photos very tricky indeed. As I've said elsewhere the wooden shack covering these stones is a disgrace and hardly gives the stones any protection!

Visited 23/11/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd November 2009ce