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The Largest Outcrop with Marks, Baluachraig Cup and Ring Marks, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

The Largest Outcrop with Marks, Baluachraig Cup and Ring Marks, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Cup and Ring Marks, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2006)

Cup and Ring Marks, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2006)

Kilmichael Glassary Outcrop, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Kilmichael Glassary's Bronze Age (1800-1000 B.C.) cup and ring marks are on a rock outcrop in a fenced enclosure roughly 25 feet by 10 feet. Aside from "standard" cup and ring marks found at other sites, there are some unique marks -- particularly keyhole-like rings -- found here.

Kilmichael Glassary Outcrop, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Kilmichael Glassary's Bronze Age (1800-1000 B.C.) cup and ring marks are on a rock outcrop in a fenced enclosure roughly 25 feet by 10 feet. Aside from "standard" cup and ring marks found at other sites, there are some unique marks -- particularly keyhole-like rings -- found here.

Approaching Steinacleit, Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Opinion is divided over just what Steinacleit is: a cairn? a stone circle? a domestic settlement? Its caretaker, Historic Scotland, calls it a cairn, but others disagree. There is a circular structure of roughly 50 feet in diameter at the site. Historic Scotland claims the site's date as between 1800 and 1500 B.C.

Approaching Steinacleit, Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Opinion is divided over just what Steinacleit is: a cairn? a stone circle? a domestic settlement? Its caretaker, Historic Scotland, calls it a cairn, but others disagree. There is a circular structure of roughly 50 feet in diameter at the site. Historic Scotland claims the site's date as between 1800 and 1500 B.C.

‘Largest’ Scottish ancient artworks revealed - A RETIRED silversmith has ­uncovered the largest collection of ancient rock art ever found in the Highlands on a remote hill overlooking the Cromarty Firth....pictured - One of the 28 cup marked stones found on Swordale Hill, Evanton, some of which measure 10ft across.

‘Largest’ Scottish ancient artworks revealed - A RETIRED silversmith has ­uncovered the largest collection of ancient rock art ever found in the Highlands on a remote hill overlooking the Cromarty Firth....pictured - One of the 28 cup marked stones found on Swordale Hill, Evanton, some of which measure 10ft across.

Cist on South Side of Dunchraigaig Cairn. Photo by J. Demetrescu 2007 | The Early Bronze Age (ca.2200 B.C.) Dunchraigaig Cairn is almost 100 feet in diameter and over 8 feet in height. Three stone burial cists have been found during excavations. Inside were found the cremated remains of several individuals, pottery, a whetstone, a flint knife, flint chippings, and a stone axe.

Cist on South Side of Dunchraigaig Cairn. Photo by J. Demetrescu 2007 | The Early Bronze Age (ca.2200 B.C.) Dunchraigaig Cairn is almost 100 feet in diameter and over 8 feet in height. Three stone burial cists have been found during excavations. Inside were found the cremated remains of several individuals, pottery, a whetstone, a flint knife, flint chippings, and a stone axe.

In the central part of Hoy Island is located mysterious monument of the past - Dwarfie Stane - enormous sandstone slab left by glacier.    Some 5,000 years ago people with unknown methods and unclear purpose hollowed out this stone, creating a passage with two side chambers. Passage was plugged with a 1.5 tons heavy stone plug - door.

In the central part of Hoy Island is located mysterious monument of the past - Dwarfie Stane - enormous sandstone slab left by glacier. Some 5,000 years ago people with unknown methods and unclear purpose hollowed out this stone, creating a passage with two side chambers. Passage was plugged with a 1.5 tons heavy stone plug - door.

The Bass of Inverurie with Two of the Pictish Stones in the Foregound. Anyone driving past the cemetery will inevitably notice two very large mounds projecting above the gravestones. These are together known as the Bass of Inverurie, and supported the motte and bailey castle built by the Earls of Garioch in the 1100s. The castle here was used as a base by Robert the Bruce before his defeat of the Earl of Buchan in May 1308 at the (first) Battle of Inverurie, a battle often known - because it…

The Bass of Inverurie with Two of the Pictish Stones in the Foregound. Anyone driving past the cemetery will inevitably notice two very large mounds projecting above the gravestones. These are together known as the Bass of Inverurie, and supported the motte and bailey castle built by the Earls of Garioch in the 1100s. The castle here was used as a base by Robert the Bruce before his defeat of the Earl of Buchan in May 1308 at the (first) Battle of Inverurie, a battle often known - because it…