Picts

A board dedicated to the mysterious Picts of Scotland.
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three men with spears and shields standing next to each other, one holding a spear
DNA study shows Celts are not a unique genetic group
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.
an old painting of people and animals on a stone path near a village with thatched roofs
Strongholds of the Picts: The fortifications of Dark Age Scotland.
Spoon decorated with a dog's head, part of the St. Ninian's Isle treasure, Scotland, ca. 8th Century CE. Classical Antiquity, Early Middle Ages, High Middle Ages, Celtic Art, Celtic Cats, Scottish History, Scottish Culture, Mystery Of History, Medieval Period
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Spoon decorated with a dog's head, part of the St. Ninian's Isle treasure, Scotland, ca. 8th Century CE.
a close up of a metal object with gold and red designs on it's face
UK's best barbecues: Understand differences between charcoal, gas, and grills
St. Ninian's Isle Treasure - Bowl 6 Detail, Scotland, ca. 8th Century CE.
an aerial view of the broch of guinness, ireland with text overlaying it
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Topofly Iron Age Broch and Courtyard Settlement, Gurness, Orkney Islands, Scotland
an elephant and two baby elephants carved in stone
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Pictish bear on a stone cross-slab found near the churchyard at Meigle (Perth and Kinross)
two silver spoons with designs on them sitting side by side in front of a black background
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Silver plaques found at Norries Law, Fife Scotland, ca. 300-900 CE.
two silver earrings with designs on them sitting next to each other in front of a black background
Much of this jewellery has been lost, some melted down, but some pieces have survived. Discovered in ‘hoards’ which had been buried, possibly in a bid to protect them from Vikings or other raiders. A hoard of silver found at Norrie’s Law, Fife in 1819 included two leaf-shaped metal plaques, engraved and enamelled with Pictish symbols, as well as decorated pins and other items. A fine silver chain, a serpent-like bracelet and more pins were discovered at Gaulcross, Banffshire in 1840
an old man's face is embedded in the side of a large rock formation
Dunino Parish and Halloween
Celtic carvings, possibly depicting the Green Man and a "Clooty well" where strips of clothing and other votive offerings are tied to the trees. It demonstrates the continual link between pagan and christian places of worship, Kinaldy Burn, Northeastern Scotland, n.d.
several stone sculptures are on display in a room with vaulted ceilings and beams above them
Meigle Pictish Stones Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Pictish stones of Scotland at the Meigle Museum. One of the largest collections of Pictish Carved Stones in Scotland is gathered together in the Museum in the old schoolhouse in the village of Meigle, in Perthshire.
a wooden bird sitting on top of a branch
Pictish raven brooch in bog oak Bo019