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Carved grave slab, Kilmartin

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Carved grave slab, Kilmartin
Argyll and Bute - Kilmartin, Strathclyde, Scotland
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The small Scottish village of Kilmartin lies midway along Kilmartin Glen, between Lochgilphead and Oban. The area is a treasure trove of ancient sites, with prehistoric burial mounds, cup and ring marked stones, and stone circles dotting the landscape profusely. Much more recent is the collection of wonderful late medieval grave slabs in the churchyard at Kilmartin. Some of these are gathered in a special enclosure for preservation, while others, like the carvings show here, are out in the open air.

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