Pictish

Some articles on pictish:

Prehistoric Orkney - Iron Age - Pictish Rule
... into Scottish territory Orkney was, at least for a time, part of the Pictish kingdom ... Very little is known about the Pictish Orcadians, the main archaeological relics being symbol stones ... with spears and sword scabbards combined with traditional Pictish symbols ...
Scotland In The Early Middle Ages - Geography - Language
... The Pictish language remains enigmatic, since the Picts had no written script of their own and all that survives are place names and some isolated inscriptions in Irish ogham script ... Most modern linguists accept that, although the nature and unity of Pictish language is unclear, it belonged to the former group ... evidence, indicate the ways in which the Pictish language in the north and Cumbric languages in the south were overlaid and replaced by Gaelic, English and later Norse in this period ...
Pictish Free State
... The Pictish Free State was a micronation initiative started by Brian Robertson AKA Robbie the Pict in 1977 ... Apparently created to further knowledge of Pictish culture, Robertson started the project with one acre of his own land on the Isle of Skye ... Since then the Pictish Free State has grown to over 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) through supporters donations ...
Scotland In The Early Middle Ages - Art - Irish-Scots Art
... This can be seen in representations found in excavations of the fortress of Dunadd, which combine Pictish and Irish elements ... In the 8th and 9th centuries the Pictish elite adopted true penannular brooches with lobed terminals from Ireland ... older Irish pseudo-penannular brooches were adapted to the Pictish style, for example the Breadalbane Brooch (British Museum) ...
Scotland During The Roman Empire - The Painted Ones
... Naturalistic depictions of Pictish nobles, hunters and warriors, male and female, without obvious tattoos, are found on their monumental stones ... The Gaels of Dalriada called the Picts Cruithne, and Irish poets portrayed their Pictish counterparts as very much like themselves ... The means by which the Pictish confederation formed is also unknown, although there is speculation that reaction to the growth of the Roman Empire was a factor ...