Pictish

Master Ark's Jewellery

Master Ark has been creating authentic Medieval jewelry for over 25 years. His cloak clasps, pennanular brooches, fibulas, Thor's hammers, brooches, and pendants are worn throughout the Known World.

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Scottish hillfort speaks of post-Roman unrest

A team of archaeologists from Rampart Scotland has discovered evidence of a post-Roman hillfort at Sheriffside, 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland. Experts believe that the fort, and its 2.80m deep ditch, were constructed to defend against frequent raids by Scots and Picts against local tribes.

SCA-Pictish Yahoo! Group

SCA-Pictish is a Yahoo! Group "for members of the SCA who are interested in learning more about the Picts or developing a Pictish persona."

Hebrides Scots linked to Irish invaders

A new DNA study may prove a 10th century historical source which states that the western islands of Scotland were invaded by the Irish in the early 6th century. The new evidence shows "a significant Irish genetics component in Scots' ancestry." The study may also prove that the invasions occurred earlier than the 6th century.

Roman lamp depicts gynecological exam

Spanish archaeologists have discovered a rare 1st century ceramic lamp depicting a gynecological exam. The lamp was found near the city of Leon in northern Spain.

WebPress blog covers Early Medieval Scotland

Senchus: Notes on Early Medieval Scotland is a WordPress blog devoted to articles on early Scottish life and history. It is the ongoing project of Tim Clarkson, an “independent scholar” with a PhD in medieval history.

Monastery discovery sheds new light on the Picts

Long dismissed as savages who hindered the advancement of civilization in Scotland and the North of England, the Picts are now being seen as a sophisticated culture "capable of great art, learning and the use of complex architectural principles."

Pictish stone carvings cleaned up

High-tech laser technology has been used to record and conserve one of the finest collections of Pictish carved stones in Scotland.

"Lost" coronation abbey unearthed

The location of the abbey at Moot Hill, the original home of the Stone of Destiny, was forgotten centuries ago, but it has now been identified by experts from Glasgow University who have been surveying the grounds of Scone Palace for the first time.

"Image of Irelande" Depicts 16th Century Irish Life

Plates from John Derrick's 1581 book The Image of Irelande are available on the Edinburgh University website. The woodcuts show examples of Irish costume of the time.

Baroness Eithni Elevated at WW 13

Josceline reports that Baroness Eithni ingen Talorgan was placed on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of Northshield at the recent Warriors and Warlords 13.

Were Vikings Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing?

Did the Vikings drive natives from the isles? New evidence suggests that Viking settlers to Scotland's islands may have waged a genocidal campaign against the native people.

Exhibit on Romanesque France at the Louvre Depicts Daily Life

"Romanesque France," an exhibition of 300 works of Romanesque art, will be on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris until June 6, 2005.

Kenneth MacAlpine: Scot or Pict?

A new book by historian Alex Woolf claims that Scottish hero Kenneth MacAlpine was actually a Pict.

Picts: Barbarians or Cultured Artists?

The "pestulant" Picts of legend may actually have been "a highly sophisticated people with an intimate knowledge of the Bible and Roman classical literature."

National Geographic: Was Gueneviere a Pictish Princess?

The new King Arthur film has National Geographic wading into the debate about the historical King Arthur and Camelot.

Back in Time to Medieval Scotland

Timetravel with Aoife back to medieval Scotland for a look at castles, standing stones, cheesemaking and more.