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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 686056

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/686056

NO24SE 16 2799 4346.

(NO 2799 4346) MacBeth's Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1902)

MacBeth's Stone is a large standing stone traditionally marking the grave of a 'hero' slain by MacBeth.

Name Book 1864

O G S Crawford (visited 14 October 1939) describes it as about 10 ft high with no markings, and standing on a low, large mound, and M E C Stewart (visited 2 February 1956) says it is heavily cup-marked, although those on the W face are more difficult to see, due to weathering. The nature of the stone is not conducive to cup-marking, and the cups are shallow and many are worn flat. A stone coffin is said to have been found at the base of the stone.

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