Saturday 30 March 2019

Schoolboy finds lost medieval gravestones in Govan

A schoolboy called Mark Mettigan has found one of the lost Govan stones, dating back to the 10th and 11th century, in an archaeological dig at Scotland's oldest churchyard, Govan Old Parish Church. The stones date back to the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde, before Scotland itself existed as a country, and were long feared lost.

The BBC has the full story at


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