A MYSTERIOUS stone object thought to date back more than 4,000 years is to become the latest exhibit in Kirkintilloch’s Auld Kirk Museum.
The neolithic carved stone ball was uncovered in a Lenzie back garden in the 1970s and only recently came to the attention of museum chiefs - who purchased the find with funding from the National Fund for Acquisitions.
It predates the museum’s current oldest artifacts - from the Bronze Age - by around 2,000 years.
Museum curator Peter McCormack said: “This item represents 4,000 years of Scottish history and is older than the pyramids.
“Part of the fun is that it is such a mystery - we have no idea how it came to Lenzie and no authority has ever been able to definitely say what it was used for.”
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