7th century Christian monastery uncovered in Scotland

Published on August 16th, 2012 | by Admin


What is believed to be a Christian monastery from the 7th century has been uncovered on the Scottish island of Eigg.

An archaeological dig on a Scottish island has unearthed the remains of what is thought to be a monastery founded by one of the country’s first Christian saints.

St Donnan brought Christianity to many places in the West Highlands in the seventh century before settling on Eigg.

According to local folklore, he became a martyr after he was killed by Norsemen, along with 50 monks, while giving Mass on Easter Sunday in the year 617.

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Story: Alistair Munro, Scotsman | Photo: Scotsman

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