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nugrim09 Jan 2020 1:03 p.m. PST

Imperial fists vs traitors


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 1:03 p.m. PST

"In 2015, a team of archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen investigated an eroded sea stack near the site of the ruined Dunnottar Castle in Scotland and uncovered evidence of a 3rd or 4th century Pictish fort. The new video, funded by Historic Environment Scotland, shows how the fortifications may have looked if the sea stack was still connected to the mainland.

The site came to prominence in 1832, a group of youths from Stonehaven scaled Dunnicaer, a rocky outcrop which measures at most 66 x 39 feet (20 x 12 m) with sheer drops on all sides, and found a number of decorated and carved Pictish symbol stones, some of which they had thrown into the sea and had to be recovered…."


See more and video here


Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

Fascinating! Really good video illustrating the site.
Can't imagine living on that exposed headland. Very defensible though!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 4:10 p.m. PST

Most interesting. Thanks T.

jedburgh10 Jan 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

Mel Gibson's Hamlet was filmed there at the later castle.

YouTube link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 11:26 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it guys!. (smile)


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