Image: Twitter/Takethehighview – Bobby Friel/University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute

As Anne MacInnes conducts an archaeological survey in the grounds of an old church, she notices something concealed in the undergrowth. Taking a closer look, she can’t believe what she’s seeing: a carved slab that looks particularly out of place. As it turns out, what she’s stumbled upon is one of only 50 known in existence. Furthermore, it was carved by the hands of ancient tribespeople.

Image: Twitter/Takethehighview – Bobby Friel/University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute

So more archaeologists make their way to the site, which is situated close to the town of Dingwall. And there, in the Scottish Highlands, they conduct their own analyses of MacInnes’ find. Ultimately, they confirm her initial inkling had been spot on. Yes, the stone is indeed a substantial treasure of historic importance.

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