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5000-year-old Cochno Stone
carving may be revealed

Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Craig Brown

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/16/2014 11:58:23 PM

A SET of mysterious, 5,000-year-old rock carvings could see the light of day again, after being buried 50 years ago to protect them from vandals. The Cochno Stone in West Dunbartonshire bears what is considered to be the finest example of Bronze Age “cup and ring” carvings in Europe. The stone, which measures 42ft by 26ft, was discovered by the Rev James Harvey in 1887 on farmland near what is now the Faifley housing estate on the edge of Clydebank. It is covered in about 90 carved indentations, or “cups”, and grooved spirals, along with a ringed cross and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritasmatters, 7/17/2014 7:21:15 AM     (No. 9928316)

Fascinating article - thank you for posting it. Intriguing to wonder what else lies "hidden" for our exposure to past ages...



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hammock, 7/17/2014 4:49:56 PM     (No. 9929168)

very interesting.


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