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    DescriptionThe Picts, the most powerful nation in northern Britain for some 500 years, mysteriously disappeared from contemporary records in the ninth century. All that remains of the language they spoke are a few fragments in the names of places or people. Their most enduring memorial is a unique system of symbols carved on stone monuments, engraved on objects of silver and bronze and scratched on the walls of caves - symbols whose interpretation has been as elusive as that of the Egyptian hieroglyphs before the discovery of the Rosetta stone. In this important book, Dr Cummins seeks to unravel the code behind these mystifying symbols by following up a variety of histroical and archaeological clues. In doing so he opens up a deeper understanding of who the Picts were and the world in which they lived. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the Picts and fascinated by the perennial mysteries of the Dark Ages.


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    Title
    Decoding the Pictish Symbols
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W.A. Cummins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752452395
    ISBN 10: 0752452398
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 936.11
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    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/MEDIVL
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    W. A. Cumminsis the author of "Age of the Picts."