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The Stone Of Destiny Scotland

The Stone Of Destiny Scotland

Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone. A stone sacred in Scottish history as the ancient coronation stone of the kings of Scotland. It is also known as the Stone of Scone and in Gaelic as Lia Fail, and it is supposed to have been brought from Ireland in the tenth century to rest in Scone in Perthshire, the capital of the kingdom of Alba. Tradition claims that it is the stone that Jacob used as a pillow at Bethel and that it later became the pedestal of the Jewish Ark of the Covenant; thereafter it is supposed to have been taken by one of Moses' followers' Gathelus, to Ireland by way of Syria and Egypt. The stone was removed to England by Edward I in 1296 and still rests below the coronation throne in Westminster Abbey, although it was briefly removed in 1950 by a group of Scottish nationalists. The stone is once supposed to have carried the inscription: "If Destiny prove true then Scots are known to have been kings wherever men find this stone."

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