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Tulloch of Assery

Chambered Cairn


National Museums Scotland

From the 'B' cairn - a piece of human vertebra with a stone arrowhead firmly stuck in it. Nasty. You can weave a story around it of murder or warfare or daft accident, a human story from the Neolithic. But one thing is sure, it can't have been a very pleasant incident for the poor beggar that got shot, can it.

(And I suppose they had to label it somewhere. But did they really have to label it right there?! No sense of aesthetics.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th January 2011ce

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Interesting. All too often I find myself much more concerned with those who 'used' the tombs, rather than those that were placed in them.... what did they feel, what were their hopes and desires, what did they think when they buried their grandfather, grandmother, dad, mum or more tragically brother, sister, son, daughter, .... did they all think they were going to a better place or were there atheists even then? Hmm. Perhaps there's a touch of 'sweeping it under the carpet', there.

These tombs are empty now. Clearly, once they were not and this should never be forgotten.
16th January 2011ce
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