Newly found Medieval burial stone may date to 12th century

Rare Medieval stone, serving once as a burial marker, was discovered at The Howff cemetery, Dundee, Scotland. The stone possibly dates to 12th-13th century AD.

The discovered stone (by The Courier)

The stone was discovered in the north-west corner of the Howff, a burial ground established in 1564, which contains one of the most important collections of tombstones in Scotland. The object was discovered by accident by volunteers carrying out digital map of the graveyard along supervising archaeologists. The artefact, covered with moss at the moment of discovery, is a typical coped stone, and one of around 90 Medieval specimen known from Scotland. Experts state that the stone is currently in a poor condition but expected to undergo conservation.

(after The Courier)

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