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. Antiquities, Celtic Art, Scottish Culture, Celtic Cats, Celtic, Medieval Period, Celtic Jewelry, Medieval, Scots
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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.
The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images Celtic Mythology, Pictland, Pictish Warrior, Objectified, Ancient People
Pict Warrior | Pictish warrior, Ancient celts, Celtic art
The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
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 image of celtic symbols and their meanings in the form of letters with pictures on them
Understanding Celtic symbols
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
an old english alphabet written in white chalk on a black background with the words piccah surt
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Celtic and Pictish - early Celts and their priests, the Druids, had their own form of alphabet known as “Ogam Bethluisnion”, which was an extremely simple alphabet used more for carving into wood and stone, than for general writing, while Pictish artwork was later adopted by the Celts, especially throughout Ireland
a stone sculpture with an intricate design on it
One of 26 pictish carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth…
a rock with an intricate design on it in the middle of some grass and flowers
Amateur archaeologist finds ‘phenomenal’ trove of rock engravings
A ‘cup mark’ – a central depression with rings and grooves – discovered by Currie in central Perthshire. Photograph: George Currie
a map of the united states showing rivers
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Distribution of Pictish stones and graffiti. Click to enlarge in pop-up window
Pictish fort found near Dunnottar castle. Tours, Architecture, Aberdeen, Castles In Scotland, Scotland Castles, East Coast, Day Tours, Places To Visit
Pictish Fort Unearthed on Scottish Sea Stack
Pictish fort found near Dunnottar castle.
a man and woman standing next to each other in front of a building with a shield on it
The Celts
clothing of the Picts - Google Search ... looks like it may be early Scottish and not Pict? But then you have to think at some point, they could have cross cultured?
an aerial view of a fort in the water
The centre of administration of the Pictish kingdom in the 9th century was Forteviot on the River Earn. Close by the Dunkeld, King Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín) set up a new religious centre about 850AD. This was an acknowledgement of the fact that Iona was now no longer tenable as a religious capital, although the monastery was eventually re-established and it remained the burial place of Pictish kings until the time of Donald Ban.
a drawing of two slices of pizza with toppings on them and one slice missing
Pictish Burial Practices and Remains
Cairns predominate over barrows in the north of Scotland. Cairns often contain a number of individual burials, sometimes 5 to 6. Barrows almost always contain only one burial. A cemetery may contain both cairns & barrows, usually 3rd-6th centuries CE. After this date, burials in unenclosed Pictish cemeteries become less common, new burials being related to church sites. Bodies are placed east-west with the head to the west. Almost all Pictish burials are unadorned with grave goods.
a stone wall in the middle of a field
Battle of Dun Nechtain - Wikipedia
Dunnichen Hill, Scotland. The Picts defeated the Angles possibly on this site on March 2, 685 CE at 3 PM. Lured into a trap, the Angle army was demolished. The battle was known as the Battle of Nechtansmere (or Dunnichen).
a rock with an intricate design on it
The Brandsbutt Stone, Inverurie, Scotland. A large block of whinstone, measuring 1.07 metres (3.5 ft) high, 1.27 metres (4.2 ft) wide and 0.91 metres (3.0 ft) deep, the stone had been broken up and used in the construction of a dry stone dyke prior to 1866. The stone, now reassembled, bears two incised pictish symbols, a crescent and v-rod and a serpent and z-rod, as well as an inscription in Ogham.
an old stone house with a thatched roof
The Celts constructed and lived in round huts with thatched roofs.
a painting of two men standing next to each other
La Pintura y la Guerra - Página 1061
"Swearing fealty - King Arthur stands upon a sacred stone and accepts the oath of fealty from a Celtic chief, a Pict and a Saxon" — Richard Hook
an old drawing of a man standing on top of a horse next to other men
Calgacus - Wikipedia
Calgacus might have been a chieftain of the Caledonian Confederacy that battled the Roman legions of Agricola at Mons Graupius in northern Scotland in 83 or 84 CE. He might have been a real person, or invented by the Roman historian/propagandist Tacitus.
an old stone monument with carvings on it's sides and numbers carved into the side
Pictish Stone, Scotland
a drawing of a house with a thatched roof and some people standing around it
A Celtic Roundhouse.
an image of a stone carving on the side of a building
Aberlemno 11 Churchyard: Kelpie (Water Horses) motif
Kelpie (Water Horses), Aberlemno11 Stone Carvings, Scotland, ca. 7th-9th Century CE.
a woman with painted face and fur coat
One Pict custom that everyone agrees did endure until it was made illegal by the statutes of Iona in 1616, was the "trial" marriage. A contract was made between two fathers, and a trial marriage between a son of one and a daughter of the other took place for a year + a day. If there was no child or if they could not get along, the marriage was proclaimed to be over.
a woman with makeup on holding a large spear in front of snow covered hills and mountains
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Pictish female warrior with a definite attitude problem. Contrary to eighteenth century French artist's imaginative art, the Picts did not run around the windy and cold highlands in their birthday suits. From the movie Centurion.
a painting of a man riding on the back of a horse in front of a group of men
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Northumbrian Saxons against Picts: The Battle of Dunnichen (Necthansmere), March 2, 685 CE. (Illustration: Richard Hook)
Silver-gilt chape from a Pictish sword scabbard, part of the St. Ninian's Isle Treasure, Scotland,  ca. 8th Century CE. Ancient Vikings, Medieval Jewelry
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Silver-gilt chape from a Pictish sword scabbard, part of the St. Ninian's Isle Treasure, Scotland, ca. 8th Century CE.
an old stone block with carvings on it
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One of the 2 "Pictish class III cross-slabs" from St. Peters church in Invergowrie. These date from the 10th century. The three figures are possibly apostles. This is now safely looked after by the National Museum of Scotland.
an object that looks like it is made out of clay
Neolithic Pictish Orb discovered in Northeast Scotland.
a table runner with blue and white designs on it
Zoomorphic Pictish knotwork in traditional Pict blue.....the Picts were the only indigenous Scottish people.
a man dressed in armor holding two swords
Where the Coffee does the Talking ~
In 87 CE (before the term "Scot" had been invented), Tacitus described the Caledonians as "wearing primitive tartans." That recorded description effectively verifies the Picts originated the tartan kilt.
an illustration of two men dressed in ancient clothing, one holding a shield and the other carrying a spear
Great Picts
One Pict custom that everyone agrees did endure until it was made illegal by the statutes of Iona in 1616, was the "trial" marriage. A contract was made between two fathers, and a trial marriage between a son of one and a daughter of the other took place for a year + a day. If there was no child or if they could not get along, the marriage was proclaimed to be over.
an ancient stone with writing on it
Pictish written language discovered in Scotland
A new language dating back to the Scottish Iron Age has been identified on carved stones.These inscriptions are believed to belong to the early Pict society from ca. 300 to 843 CE, in modern-day eastern and northern Scotland.
a large rock sitting on top of a dirt field
Archaeologists 'find Pictish palace' in Aberdeenshire
Archaeologists excavating a field in Aberdeenshire where standing stones were found believe they have uncovered the entrance to a Pictish palace or a royal fort, Iron Age.
a large stone sitting on top of a lush green field
Aberlemno Sculptured Stones - Wikipedia
Aberlemno I (or Serpent Stone), ca. 7th-9th Century CE. It is carved with "serpent," "double disc and Z-rod," and "mirror and comb" symbols. It is thought that the latter may indicate that the stone commemorates a woman. This stone is considered to be one of the finest and best-preserved Pictish symbol stones still standing in or near its original position. The other face of the stone exhibits prehistoric cup marks, showing that it has been re-used.
Remains of several fireplace hearths were discovered at the site near Edinburgh, ca. 8240 BCE. This illustration shows how the home may have looked. Charred bone fragments and hazelnuts found at site. Stone Age, Lappland, Old Houses, North American Indians, Hearths, Archaeological Site
Archaeologists unearth 10,000 year-old home - and reveal residents were partial to hazelnuts
Remains of several fireplace hearths were discovered at the site near Edinburgh, ca. 8240 BCE. This illustration shows how the home may have looked. Charred bone fragments and hazelnuts found at site.
a drawing of a house in the shape of a pyramid with people standing around it
Carloway Broch
A broch, a fortified home built during the Iron Age, ca. 100 BCE. Brochs, unique to Scotland, are dry-stone, twin-walled, round towers up to 30m across and 15m high. Part of a reproduction broch was built at Strathyre, Scotland...using only tools used around 2000 years ago: A team of 20 spent five days constructing a 5m high section. The team estimated it would take 2,500 tons of stone and a year to complete a full 8m high broch and another year or two to collect the stones. Clickfor details.
this is a drawing of people walking in front of a stone tower
A look at living in the Pictish Brochs
Pictish warrior with bronze helmet and buckler. The Picts and Britons in general retained older styles of warfare than their continental cousins. Historical Costume, Warfare, Dark Ages, Ancient Antiquity
Pictish warrior with bronze helmet and buckler. The Picts and Britons in general retained older styles of warfare than their continental cousins.
an image of a battle with men on horses
Haus Gallery :: equal time :: Pict_shiltron
Pict Shiltron at a battle with the Britons of Strathclyde, 744 CE. The campaign was led by the Pictish king Óengus.
two men in medieval clothing are talking to one another while the other man is on horseback
Pictish nobleman, hunter, and chieftain, ca. 8th Ccentury CE. (Illustration by Gerry Embleton)
an old stone structure with moss growing on it's sides in the middle of nowhere
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Dunbeag Broch, looking toward Isle Ornsay, Skye, Scotland, ca. Iron Age.