Satanic spell or superstitious charm? We examine the theories put forward to explain the strange tale of these tiny coffins.

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In 1836, a group of boys headed out to Arthur’s Seat to hunt for rabbits. In a secluded spot, the boys discovered a small cave in the rock. Concealed within were 17 miniature coffins. Now on display at the National Museum of Scotland and a key feature of the 2001 Rebus thriller The Falls, these tiny coffins continue to excite and intrigue visitors.

Join Alison Sheridan, Principal Curator of Archaeology to explore the many theories put forward to explain their strange tale.

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The Mystery of the Miniature Coffins is part of RebusFest, a weekend of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ian Rankin's Rebus novels. For more information please visit ianrankin.net/rebusfest/

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When

2 Jul 2017
15:00–15:45 (doors open 14:45)

Where

Auditorium, Level 1

How much

Free

Booking information

Age 14+

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