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Carved Pictish symbol found in Scottish farm wall

Archaeologists in Scotland have found a stone, built into a farmhouse, which features a carved Pictish symbol depicting a beast of some kind.

A lack of weathering on the Pictish beast may suggest the stone had been kept inside, or had been buried, for a long period before it was placed in the wall of the byre.

Isobel Henderson, an expert in the field of early medieval sculpture, came across the Pictish beast stone earlier this year and alerted Highland Council archaeologists.

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Story: Steven McKenzie, BBC News | Photo: Andrew Dowsett, BBC News

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