Could these be pictures of water horses or even Nessie?
Pictish carved beasts 'unlike anything found before'
Archaeologists have now revealed the side of the stone that was down in the earth and hidden from view was decorated with "two massive beasts".Just over a metre of the original two metre-tall (6ft) stone survives.The beasts were carved down the side of a cross.
John Borland, of Historic Environment Scotland and president of the Pictish Arts Society, said: "The two massive beasts that flank and surmount the cross are quite unlike anything found on any other Pictish stone."These two unique creatures serve to remind us that Pictish sculptors had a remarkable capacity for creativity and individuality.”
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These fantastic beasts could be a representation of a sea serpent or a giant eel ,perhaps Nessie herself. They appear to have fierce heads with teeth and a long serpentine body.The dragon like appearance of the heads reminded me of Jurassic era type creatures or possible a conger eel which has sharp teeth.Certainly something to ponder in view of the DNA results from Loch Ness and the legends of wingless dragons or wyrms in Scotland.
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