In January, King’s Museum will display an exhibition exploring the origins of the northern Picts, showing some ancient treasures and new discoveries. Among these will be a beautiful silver chain found just outside Aberdeen and a Pictish stone depicting a sea eagle and the mysterious Pictish beast, while objects on show for the first time include new discoveries from the excavations at Rhynie and a recently unearthed Pictish silver hoard. The displays will also show experimental reconstructions of Pictish metalworking by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop.
The exhibition is being co-curated by Gordon Noble, of the University’s Archaeology Department, who led both fieldwork projects and whose research is revealing much about how the Iron Age tribes of northern Scotland became Early Medieval Kingdoms.
The exhibition will open January 20th 2015 in King’s Museum.