NR8393 : Sunken foot carving, Dunadd

taken 7 years ago, near to Bridgend, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Sunken foot carving, Dunadd
Sunken foot carving, Dunadd
Near the top of the Dunadd fort.
The footprint is 2.5cm deep, 27cm long, 10cm wide and aligned north-northeast to south-southwest.
Sunken footprints are found in iron-age landscapes and it is recorded that they have been used in inauguration ceremonies in the middle ages.
A notice board at the foot of the hill suggests:
"By placing his foot in the footprint the King signalled his domination over the ancient landscape but also his commitment to taking care of his people and followers."
The River Add stretches away in the distance towards Bridgend and the Kilmichael Glassary valley.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Category
Rock carving   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 8367 9357 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:5.1499N 5:28.7166W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 8367 9357
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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