Mystery of the Miniature Coffins of Arthur's Seat

Mysterious Miniature Coffins of Arthur's Seat

In 1836, five boys were hunting rabbits on the north-eastern slopes of Arthur’s Seat, the main peak in the group of hills in the center of Edinburgh. In a small cave in the crags of the hill they stumbled across seventeen miniature coffins carved in pine and decorated with tinned iron. Carefully arranged in a three-tiered stack, each coffin contained a small wooden figure with painted black boots and individually crafted clothing.

What are these objects? Who made them and who buried them? And why? To this day, no one has any real idea.

Continue reading the article at The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things for some theories…

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Inannawhimsey's picture
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the Master strikes again!

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

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bordwell's picture
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So how about the seventeen coffins represent the 17 unsuccessful pregnancies of Queen Anne, thus ending the Stuart line...

emlong's picture
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I have one of those ray guns. You have to be damn careful how you point it, but they are loads of fun.

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Emlong is destined to take over the world :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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I already have. You just don't know it yet.