Carved in Stone: Exploring Wemyss Caves' Pictish Symbols (Video)
Hidden within the depths of Scotland's Fife lies a secret world of mystery and artistry, tucked away in the Wemyss caves. These ancient caverns hold a remarkable treasure trove of symbols etched into the rock, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the enigmatic past of an intriguing civilization. Carved during the Iron Age, these symbols, known as Pictish carvings, have baffled archaeologists for centuries.
With more than 50 carvings in a single location, the Wemyss caves house the largest collection of Pictish symbols in Scotland, shrouded in uncertainty and ambiguity. While their exact meaning remains a puzzle, these carvings may hold the key to unlocking the origins of Pictish culture. However, time is running out as the caves face the threat of deterioration, endangering the very existence of these ancient artworks.
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Top image: Pictish carvings in Wemyss Caves. Source: SCAPE Trust.