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From: "Craig R. Buchanan" <>
Subject: Re: Stone of Destiny - Origin??
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 13:21:25 +0100 (BST)
Sorry for the confusion, Angus, but I was trying to sketch, as best my
machine would allow, the basic _shape_ of the stone, rather than any of
the carvings said to have been on it! >:-)
As to the lines you make reference to, are these Ogram?
On Mon, 11 Aug 1997, Angus Robinson wrote:
> is of a black saddle-shaped stone with a dip in the top surface, and covered in
> carvings. Ie, from the front you have something like this:
> ** **
> (ok, so I'm no artist! >:-)). We'll give you an "E" for effort <G>.
> Some time ago I watched a TV program on a PBS station showing
> stones bearing writings quite similar. I assume the above markings are lines.
> The archealogist explained the stones were prepared before writing, as we
> know it, evolved. Each line represents something but so far the lines have not
> been deciphered. I believe the markings were described as being Celtic in
> origin. I am sure there was an explanation but after several hundred, perhaps a
> thousand, years the explanation has disappeared. I prefer to believe that those
> who stole the stone hid the original after substituting the copy. What a movie
> script that would make! Perhaps we can get Harrision to play the role of the
> explorer seeking the stone and include some pretty gal for a heart throb.
> Oh well, there goes my movie debut. Of course I could play the villian.
> You all have a good day and Keep Looking UP.
> Angus Robinson
Craig Mac Robertaig Mac A' Cannonarch