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Aberlemno Sculptured Stone by Nigel's Best Pics, via Flickr

This evening, I am focusing on Scotland's considerable heritage of carved Pictish era stones which can be found dotted around the country in various places

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Hilton of Cadboll Stone The Hilton of Cadboll Stone is a Class II Pictish stone discovered at Hilton of Cadboll, on the Tarbat Peninsula in Easter Ross, Scotland. It is one of the most magnificent of all Pictish cross-slabs. On the seaward-facing side

Easter Island's Statues Reveal Bodies Covered With Unknown Ancient Petroglyphs

Les statues de l’île de Pâques ont un corps… une découverte stupéfiante et des photos incroyables !

Okay, I’m sure some people out there knew the Easter Island statues had bodies, but I’m not going to pretend to be one of those people. My mind is kind of blown that I’m almost 40 and just now finding out that there are Easter Island statue bodies.

Ancient stone circle ‘Stones of the Sun’ or ‘Lios na Grainsi’ (In Irish, ‘Lios na Grainsi’) was built around 2000 BC by the people who brought metal and beaker pottery to Ireland, around 2500 BC. Enclosed by 113 standing stones, the Grange Stone Circle is the largest ancient standing stone circle in Ireland. It is over 65 m (215 ft) in diameter

Read about this fascinating archaeological site, legends of Lough Gur, and the historic ruins in the area including a megalithic tomb and the largest stone circle in Ireland.

Pictish stone at Eassie [Four round pillars of the Firmament and the Firmament in the center]

The Eassie Stone is a Class II Pictish stone of about the mid century AD in the village of Eassie, Angus, Scotland.

Kintore 1 (back) Pictish stone - photo by KM101011, via Flickr;  A 'Class I Pictish Symbol Stone' in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Kintore 1 (back) Pictish stone - A 'Class I Pictish Symbol Stone' in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.