Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Stirling Star Pyramid and Martyrs' Monument

In the Valley Cemetery, under shadow of Stirling Castle is the amazing star pyramid, built in 1863 as a monument to those who suffered religious and social intolerance in Scotland.

"Consider mine enemies, how many they are. And they bear a tyrannous hate against me"

The beautiful Martyr's monument stands nearby in the graveyard was commissioned by the same man, William Drummond, in honor of the Wigtown Martyrs.

The graveyard contains many curious memorials, including the grave of a victim of graverobbers, Mary Stevenson. The stone shows death with a gravediggers spade standing over the body of a woman.

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