Talk:Sueno's Stone

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My reading of McCullagh is that he places quite a lot of credence on Pont's map. He says:On the manuscript of Timothy Font's Mapp of Murray (c 1590) two stones have been depicted lying north of Forres (Pont Adv.MS.70.2.9 Mapp of Murray manuscript 8)....The basic veracity of Pont is not an issue and his manuscript must offer considerable weight to the hypothesis that Sueno's Stone existed in this approximate location prior to the 16th century. He says later: The depiction of two stones on Timothy Font's map (c 1590) is not absolute proof that Sueno's Stone existed at this time, nor at precisely its present location. But Pont must be regarded as a reliable recorder as his maps formed the basis for cartography in this area for the next two centuries. Thanks --Billreid 08:31, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Bill, clearly I'm imagining things ! Angus McLellan (Talk) 08:49, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Discovery of Sueno's Stone[edit]

I have read that Sueno's Stone was found buried in a mound '3 furlongs' outside of Forres, along with seven headless skeletons. As seven decapitated corpses are depicted on the stone, this would seem pertinent. A mound with dimples either side is noticeable in a field at the side of the modern road to Forres, not far from Sueno's Stone. How true is any of this? It may be possible that a second stone lies as yet undiscovered. 62.136.169.240 (talk) 18:44, 19 January 2008 (UTC)