little messy missy

little messy missy

Thursday, September 4, 2008

looky here

I am fascinated by three things....... the ancient.... the unknown.... and the small.... and this little story caught my eye several years ago and today I tumbled upon it again.

Coffins found on Arthur's Seat

In 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on Arthur's seat found 17 minature coffins hidden inside a cave.

They were arranged under slates on three teirs, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 4 inches in length contained a little wooden figure, expertly carved with painted black boots and custom made clothes.

The ones on the bottom teir were more deteriorated suggesting that they had been placed there at different times, the ones on top being the most recent.

But what do they represent?

Follow the link to finish the story.......

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