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Pictish symbols: inscribing identity beyond the fringe of empire

Abstract

In the first of two features about early scripts in Britain, we visit north-east Scotland, where Pictish symbol stones tease the imagination with their appealing designs and mysterious origins. A new project has dated them, finding they were inspired by contact with the Roman world, like runes and ogham. Gordon Noble, Martin Goldberg and Derek Hamilton report.

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