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Malcolm's Mount Stone Cist found here (continued) [continued from page 238]
"answering to the latter word. - Other writers tell us that Malcolm was killed in Moray, and they all agree that his body was carried to Iona for interment, which is said to have been the common burying place of our Kings until the reign of Malcolm the Third. I acknowledge however, that I have always entertained some doubts on this subject, not thinking it at all probable that after the extension of the Scottish Dalriad kingdom over the possessions of the Picts, it would have been very convenient to remove the bodies of all our Kings, during so long a period to a very remote island, with which the Scots could then have little intercourse, - especially as many of their Kings were called usurpers, and had been cut off by violent death in these northern parts. Or, may it not be supposed, that, on some occasions, instead of carrying the bodies to such a distance, they may have been satisfied with depositing the head or heart of the deceased king in that consecrated spot, as Robert Bruce ordered his heart to be carried to the Holy Land? If this can be imagined in the present case it will very well account for neither the skull nor any of the teeth being discovered in this grave, though these parts are by far the most indestructible parts of the whole human body. Whatever may have been the case, there is at least a great degree of probability from the situation and name of the place, and the variety of Splendid Ornaments surrounding the body, which really appeared wonderful for that early age, that this was indeed the place of interment of King Malcolm I. There have, indeed, formerly been found several ancient graves in this vicinity, some of them containing urns, though none of them in any respect resembling the one now described, this is not at all to be wondered at, as the great Grampian Battle with the Romans is supposed to have been fought hard by, and another with the Danes said to have happened near the same place." --
(Essays on Scottish Antiquities by Professor Stuart, Marischal College, Aberdeen Page 103-4-5-6)
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