Skip to comments.700-year-old cave carvings with links to Knights Templar at risk as worms eat walls
Posted on 04/05/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT by BlackVeil
Mysterious carvings inside a hidden cavern linked to the Knights Templar are in danger of disappearing before their riddle is solved. Having survived more than 700 years, the religious decorations in the ancient cave at Royston, Hertfordshire, are under attack from an infestation of worms eating the chalk walls behind them.
The beehive-shaped chamber was hewn out of a 180ft-thick seam of chalk and extends 30ft beneath the centre of the market town, underneath a betting shop. It was uncovered by chance during building work in 1742 and the depictions of biblical scenes and portraits of Christian martyrs inside it have puzzled historians ever since.
"Some scholars believe many of the carvings depict characters revered by the Knights Templar ... Other images in the cave, such as the Sheela Na Gig fertility symbol, suggest that its origins may stretch further back to the days when Royston was a staging point on the the Icknield Way a track that was ancient when the Romans arrived in Britain.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Hi Blam. GGG ping.
This thread is useless without pictures and.or a place to fish.
Here ya go:
How very interesting.
Better. Thanks for the pictures.
Still think the Knights Templar just need to take up fishing. Worm problem solved.
Thanks blam and BlackVeil.
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