Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The written language of the Picts?

Are the engravings found on Scotland's ancient Pictish stones a form of writing that go way beyond just being of decorative value? Some awfully clever people now think so apparently!

The Picts lived in Scotland from 300 to 843, though they never really disappeared, as many of us are as much their descendants as we are from the other Celtic tribes around at that time. Their language and culture did almost completely vanish, however, with only some place names and a few rock engravings left to testify to their former existence.

For more, see http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-scotland-written-language.html

Chris

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