Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Golgotha Factor

Something appeared at Hillock close to the Bight of Baywest (above) in Stronsay earlier this week. It was a human skull. The Orcadian reported it in a non-dramatic, somewhat deadpan way, indicating it was probably that of a resident from the Iron Age. The eerie aspect is that the monks of Papa Stronsay, who featured in the news a week ago, reside in the Golgotha Monastery, named after the small hill outside Jerusalem that was known as 'the place of the skull'.

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