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|Description ||Defenders preparing for a footie penalty shot?! ... These amusing little figures can be seen on the huge Pictish 'Sueno stone', sheltered inside its glass case at Forres. A shame that the glass reflected the light. Taken 5th July 2001.
This Class III stone is one of the finest examples of Dark Age sculptures in Europe. It has been suggested that the enormous and intricate carving shows the coronation of Kenneth Mac Alpin. If so, it would have been erected in the 9th century to inform the Picts of Moray that they were conquered - their king was dead and from now on the land was Scotland not Pictland!
Incredibly important monument to mark the death of one nation and the birth of another.
|Super real-politic annecdote|
|Thanks to Thorgrim for his extra historical info!|
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