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The Ardross wolf

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© Inverness Museum and Art Gallery


Deer's head stone

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Found in Stittenham, Ardross.

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© Inverness Museum and Art Gallery


The Burghead bull from Morayshire, Scotland

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/t/the_burghead_bull.aspx

Strathmartine Pictish Sculptured Stone

Source: bbc.co.uk

A fragment of another symbol stone found in Strathmartine in Angus, Scotland, featuring a crescent and v-rod symbol.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/ZbkzGqjVQC2YkoNAAli8_w

Pictish symbol stones

Source: megalithic.co.uk

A collection of images of Pictish stones on the Megalithic Portal with an interactive map showing their location.

Visit the site http://www.megalithic.co.uk/search.php?country=3&sitetype=40

Discover the Picts games

Source: nms.ac.uk

Three interactive games about the Picts from the National Museum of Scotland.

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/play/discover-the-picts/

Picts background video

Source: bbc.co.uk

Video from BBC Class Clips with background about the Picts and the Scotti.



See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-picts/6349.html

Pictish stones and symbols video

Source: bbc.co.uk

Another video from BBC Class Clips about the Pictish symbol stones with some ideas about why they were made.



See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/pictish-stones-and-symbols/6285.html

3d carved stone scans

Source: pictishstones.org.uk

3D rotating images of Pictish stones on a website created by Historic Scotland. The stones are all later in date than the Ardross wolf, showing relief carving rather than incising, and all carry Christian symbols.

Visit the site http://www.pictishstones.org.uk/pictishstones/pictishstoneshome/aboutthepicts/carvedstones/3dscans.htm

Pictish homes

Source: bbc.co.uk

Video from BBC Class Clips about Picts and their homes.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-picts-and-their-homes/6284.html

Archaeological evidence video

Source: bbc.co.uk

Video from BBC Class Clips about the archaeological evidence of the Picts and what they tell us about everyday life.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/archaeological-evidence-about-the-picts/6283.html

Outside the classroom



Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Source: inverness.highland.museum

Visit the site http://inverness.highland.museum/

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk

Pictish stones map

Source: pictishstones.org.uk

A map from Historic Scotland with locations of Pictish stones and museums in which you can see them.

Visit the site http://www.pictishstones.org.uk/pictishstones/pictishstoneshome/pictsvisit/map.htm

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org
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