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In 1997, ferryman Robert Graham unearthed a sandstone sculpture from the mud of the River Almond, Cramond, Edinburgh. It turned out to be one of the most important Roman finds in decades.
The sculpture was aquired by National Museums Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund (now the Art Fund).
Date Mid 2nd - early 3rd century AD
Found In the mud at the mouth of the River Almond, Cramond, Edinburgh in 1997 by the ferryman Robert Graham
Made from White sandstone
Acquired Acquired with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund
Museum reference X.1997.6
On display Early People, Level -1, National Museum of Scotland
Did you know? Cramond is the site of a former Roman Fort.
Find out more
View the object record in the National Museums Scotland colections: http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/collection-search-results/?item_id=386344
Photogrammetry by Thomas Flynn / Sketchfab for National Museums Scotland.