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08-15-2009, 07:56 PM

Hidden beneath a four-ton slab of rock and surrounded by ancient carved symbols of prehistoric power, a spectacular high-status potentially royal tomb, dating back 4,000 years, has been discovered by archaeologists in Scotland.

The find of international importance is unique in Britain. The excavations at Forteviot, near Perth, have yielded the remains of an early Bronze Age ruler buried on a bed of white quartz pebbles and birch bark with at least a dozen personal possessions including a bronze and gold dagger, a bronze knife, a wooden bowl and a leather bag.

The discovery has huge implications for Scottish history. Forteviot has long been known to have been a great royal centre in the early medieval period. It was a "capital" of a Pictish Kingdom in the 8/9th century AD and one of Scotland's earliest kings, Kenneth MacAlpin, is said to have had a palace there.

08-17-2009, 12:07 AM
:ninja: ahh yes...the Picts....the Warrior race that became Christianized as the first outreach project from Celtic Iona. The Celtic Church was later to pretty much die, when Lindesfarne was abandoned after the King of Northumbria sided with The Roman Catholics...and the retreat back to Iona was completed by the next set of international invasions...think it was vikings :sad: