[MR] BBC: Pictish Longhouse Excavated

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Tue Jul 25 02:30:37 PDT 2017

Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Scots:

Today BBC is offering a short illustrated piece on exciting excavations 
of a Pictish royal site in Burghead, Scotland. Among their finds are a 
hearth and foundations from a Pictish longhouse, dated to the 9th 
century by the presence of a coin from the reign of the Saxon king 
Alfred the Great: 
. Another article from the Aberdeen PRESS AND JOURNAL has a charming 
idea about teaching children the meaning behind Pictish stone carvings, 
and idea we might adapt for our youth programs: 

You can learn more about the Burghead fort site at 
http://www.burghead.com/burghead-fort/ or 
http://scotshistoryonline.co.uk/burghead.html . There is also a 
Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burghead_Fort .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge

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