The Brandsbutt Stone, Inverurie, Scotland. A large block of whinstone, measuring 1.07 metres (3.5 ft) high, 1.27 metres (4.2 ft) wide and 0.91 metres (3.0 ft) deep, the stone had been broken up and used in the construction of a dry stone dyke prior to 1866. The stone, now reassembled, bears two incised pictish symbols, a crescent and v-rod and a serpent and z-rod, as well as an inscription in Ogham.
The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
History / Europe
Pope Gelasius II granted remission of sins to all those who took part and thus laid the basis for the full recognition of Spain as a legitimate area of crusade by Eugenius Ill's revised crusading Bull, Divina dispositione (1148). Thus the twelfth century saw the full panoply of crusading warfare reach the Iberian peninsula. […]