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Portmahomack : monastery of the Picts

Author: M O H Carver
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2008
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
A trail of chance finds on the outskirts of Portmahomack during the 19th and 20th centuries culminated in 1996 in the first exposure of a Pictish settlement in northern Scotland. The area soon became the subject of one of the largest research excavations ever to have taken place on the Scottish mainland. Discover the world of the Picts with this unique account of the discovery and excavation of an early monastery.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M O H Carver
ISBN: 9780748630462 0748630465 9780748624416 0748624414 9780748624423 0748624422
OCLC Number: 967411116
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Contents: Exploring --
Welcome to Portmahomack --
Designing the expedition --
What we found --
Age of fame --
The monks arrive --
Carvers and thinkers --
Architects and artisans --
Serving new masters --
Legacy --
Aftermath : St Colman's church --
Ritual landscape, with portage --
A holy place in history.
Responsibility: Martin Carver.


A trail of chance finds in the neighbourhood of St Colman's Church on the outskirts to Portmahomack led to the first exposure in 1996 of a Pictish settlement in northern Scotland. This book is the  Read more...


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A gripping tale of discovery and detection, at once accessible and scholarly. -- William Dalrymple This is the popular book of that (ten-year) project ... a true academic, Carver has the confidence Read more...

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