Nigg cross-slab removed for restoration

The Nigg cross-slab, an 8th century, intricately-carved Pictish stone from Easter Ross in Scotland, has been taken to Edinburgh for restoration work at a cost of UKĀ£180,000. Upon completion of the restoration, the stone will be returned to display at Nigg Old Church. (photos)

The stone, sculpted in the style of the Book of Kells, "features snakes and a depiction of monks receiving bread from a raven sent by God."