January 8, 2006

Irish medieval crosses, found in plain sight

A routine clean-up of an Irish country graveyard in County Meath has turned up a dozen stone artefacts dating back more than a thousand years.

Experts say they are astonished that the discovery, centring on monastic sculptures, should have been made by accident rather than through planned excavation.

The find includes complete crosses, several feet in height, together with the remains of larger crosses. All are sculpted with Christian depictions, some with geometric motifs.

The discovery was made in the village of Nobber, in Meath . . .

More here.

Posted by David on January 8, 2006 2:36 PM

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