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5h. Edinburgh Part 10

The National Museum of Scotland

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The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, houses a restaurant as well as an amazingly diverse collection of objects from Scotland's past. The delightful and beautifully carved medieval chess set was quite a highlight.
 

The entrance to the modernist building of the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statue of James Watt

 

 

 

Traditions in sculpture floor of the National Museum of Scotland

 

Part of the St Ninian's Isle treasure

 

Carved cross stone slabs in the National Museum of Scotland

 

 

Roman pottery in the National Museum of Scotland

 

 

 

An old car in the entrance foyer of the National Museum of Scotland. The historic vehicle is Argyll Motor Car of 1910 registration number SR 390.

 

The wonderful mini car in the National Museum of Scotland

 

You can be a grand prix driver in the National Museum of Scotland!

A wonderful collection of pottery and ceramics in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

Furniture and furnishing designs in the National Museum of Scotland

 

Neolithic carved stones in the National Museum of Scotland

 

In the National Museum of Scotland are ten chess pieces made of walrus ivory of the famous chess set found near the shore of Uig on the island of Lewis.

 

Part of the precision instruments in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

Historic looms and other machines in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

Very much up to date in the National Museum of Scotland - programmed robotic machines.

 

Some of the finely carved stones in Scotland's National Museum which often are inscribed with pagan pre-Christian and 'converted' Christian symbols - just to be on the safe side!

Carving of the Picts in the National Museum of Scotland's remarkable and fascinating collection.

 

 

Wonderful animal carvings on these ancient stones in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

Particular geometric shapes figure in these 7th and 8th century carvings in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Right: At the top of the Papil Stone  is a wheel-headed cross on a short shaft (a sort of 'Celtic' cross?). Although not very clear in this photo, apparently two cowled monks or priests with crooked staffs stand either side of the shaft of the Christian cross.

 

Tthe middle section of the Papil Stone. The Papil Stone is fine cross slab dating from ~7th century ('Pictish' stone) and is divided on one face into three panels. The Papil Stone is inscribed with many symbols - both Christian and 'pagan' pre-Christian. In the centre panel, shown above, is a very elegantly carved beast - possibly a lion?

 

In the bottom section are two creatures with bird heads and legs but human bodies and arms. They each carry an axe and they hold human head between their beaks.

 

 

 

Historic aircraft in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

 

Part of the science section of the National Museum of Scotland.

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A Roman head, part of the Romano-Scottish collection of the National Museum of Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful glass in the National Museum of Scotland's ceramics and glass collection.

 

Wylam Dilly locomotive from 1813

 

The Roman Traprain Treasure of coins and silver in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

 

A Roman bronze face mask and an iron parade helmet and mask in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

Roman altar stones in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

 

What ancient Scotland's Caledonian pine woods would have looked like.

 

Oak panels from the Scottish Renaissance in the National Museum of Scotland's collection

 

 

 

 

The geology section of the National Museum of Scotland.

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Some of the National Museum of Scotland's fossil collection.

 

 

The Tower restaurant of the National Museum of Scotland, with its fine view across to Edinburgh Castle.

 


The marvellous exhibition of the CELTS in 2016

Fabulous craftsmanship of the Celts in a special exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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