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Scientists, examining Britain’s greatest Anglo-Saxon gold treasure collection, have discovered that it isn’t quite as golden as they thought.

Tests on the famous Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon treasure, a vast gold and silver hoard found by a metal detectorist five years ago, have now revealed…

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The Culloden Museum was next on the itinerary. It was a fantastic exhibit integrating original artifacts with an outdoor path following the battle progression.

1. The museum’s welcome sign.2. Items belonging to the Duke of Cumberland, including vest, fan, and portrait.

3. Acts of Parliament 1709 and 1744, engraved Jacobite wine glasses, mid 18th century bible, and various Jacobite medals.

4. Swords, pouches, shields, and guns.

5. Targe shield, a popular Jacobite weapon.

6. Engraved power horn.

7. Right above the cafe is is a list of donors, with possible relations?

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1.The battlefield walkthrough comes with a little ipod with facts about the site and characters that talk about what the experience would have been like.

2. This cairn was places in the care of the Trust in 1944. It was erected in 1881 by Duncan Forbes of Culloden, who also set up the headstones on the surrounding graves of the clans. a stone in the front reads “The battle of Culloden was fought on this moor 16th April 1746. The graves of the gallant highlanders who fought for Scotland and Prince Charlie are marked by the names of the clans.”

3. The well of the dead is a spring near the headstones of fallen clan members, as marked by this engraved rock.

4. This bench reads a quote by Aonghas MacNeacail, “lean sinn thu, phrionnsa, chun a’ chuain seo de reidhe is pheilear” or “We followed you, prince, to this ocean of flames and bullets.”

5. This cottage was the last part of the outdoor tour, and was used as a medical hut.

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The museum exhibit on the way to Castle Urquhart.

1. A tapestry of Donald, Lord of the Isles, AD 1395. Underneath reads “Raids Glen Urquhart and seizes the castle. For the next 150 years the MacDonalds make life miserable for the people here.”

2. Various keys and latches used in the castle, daggers, a shield, a longbow and crossbow.

3. A music instrument vase and gaming materials.

4. A really neat model of the castle, with buttons that light up to indicate different rooms.

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It wasn’t a buried cache of gold or silver that excavators came across as they methodically dug down through the remains of one of Scotland’s most ancient archaeological sites. But in a very important sense, the discovery was equally exciting.

They were the skeletal…

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archaeologicalnews:

It wasn’t a buried cache of gold or silver that excavators came across as they methodically dug down through the remains of one of Scotland’s most ancient archaeological sites. But in a very important sense, the discovery was equally exciting.

They were the skeletal remains of an animal—a…

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"Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment."
Jane Goodall (primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, UN Messenger of Peace, and overall beautiful ambassador of life on this planet)

sagansense:

"Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment."

Jane Goodall (primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, UN Messenger of Peace, and overall beautiful ambassador of life on this planet)