Tuesday, March 20, 2012

'Like welcoming back an old friend' — 3,000-year-old Carpow logboat goes on public display at Perth Museum

More than a decade after its discovery, one of the finest archaeological finds ever to be made in Perthshire has finally gone on public exhibition.

Visitors are expected to flock to the Perth Museum and Art Gallery to view the 3,000-year-old Carpow logboat.

It has taken years of painstaking restoration and conservation to ready Scotland's oldest example of one of the first known boats for display.

The logboat made its long-awaited return to Perthshire last month, when it was manoeuvred into Perth Museum in sections. It has now been made whole again and takes centre stage in a major new exhibition on the boat's story and its Bronze Age origins, which opened on Monday.

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