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Freudenstein Castle

Freudenstein castle is situated outside the boundaries of the Jáchymov on a hill above the northwest edge of the town. Built by Stephan Schlick between 1516-1517 it was used for protection. Reportedly, illegal minting of the first Jáchymov thalers started in its cellars in 1519. In 1547, the castle became royal property and was used as the seat of the Royal Inspectors of the Mines. During siege by the Swedish army In 16 ...
Founded: 1516-1517 | Location: Jáchymov, Czech Republic

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Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are a series of five Class I and II Early Medieval standing stones found in and around the village of Aberlemno. The stones with Pictish carvings variously date between about AD 500 and 800.

Aberlemno 1, 3 and 5 are located in recesses in the dry stone wall at the side of the road in Aberlemno. Aberlemno 2 is found in the Kirkyard, 300 yards south of the roadside stones. In recent years, bids have been made to move the stones to an indoor location to protect them from weathering, but this has met with local resistance and the stones are currently covered in the winter.

Aberlemno 4, the Flemington Farm Stone was found 30 yards from the church, and is now on display in the McManus Galleries, Dundee.