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Portmahomack Monastery of the Picts (2008)

by Martin Carver

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Colum Cille, Colum who was, Colum who will be
(Tiugraind Beccain, in Clancy and Markus 1995: 149)
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The further north you go in the island of Britain, the more beautiful the scenery becomes, the hills wilder, the skies wider, the air clearer, the seas closer.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0748624422, Paperback)

Based on archeological research conducted on a sixth to tenth century Pictish settlement on Tarbat Ness, Easter Ross, this book recounts the life, culture, and burial practice of the Picts. It describes the process of archeological discovery and interpretation and details daily life at the Portmahomack monastery.

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During the 19th and 20th centuries a trail of chance finds on the outskirts of Portmahomack led to the first exposure in 1996 of a Pictish settlement in northern Scotland. The area became the subject of one of the largest research excavations ever to have taken place on the Scottish mainland. This book describes the discovery and excavation of an early monastery. Dating from the 6th to the 9th century AD Portmahomack is one of the earliest Christian sites to be revealed in Britain and the first in the land of the Picts. The excavations turned up 200 pieces of sculpture, debris from the making.… (more)

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