The Picts, a late Iron Age culture in Scotland, have fascinated historians and laymen for generations. Because they kept no written records, little is know about the Picts. But they’ve been the subject of much conjecture. And the recent find of a stone relief will only ad to this. This image (above) shows what has been described as a “beast” with several symbols around. But Pictish iconography is such a mystery the actually meaning of the images remains unclear.
It’s also unclear why the stone image remained unrecorded until now. How it survived in such excellent condition for so long. And where it originally was made. In short, Pictish research grants here we come! But, seriously, it is a fascinating addition to existing evidence of this mysterious culture.