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Uncovering Nottingham’s hidden medieval sandstone caves
University of Nottingham ^ | May 10, 2010 | Unknown

Posted on 05/13/2010 1:06:08 PM PDT by decimon

The very latest laser technology combined with old fashioned pedal power is being used to provide a unique insight into the layout of Nottingham’s sandstone caves — where the city’s renowned medieval ale was brewed and, where legend has it, the country’s most famous outlaw Robin Hood was imprisoned.

The Nottingham Caves Survey, being carried out by archaeologists from Trent & Peak Archaeology at The University of Nottingham, has already produced extraordinary, three dimensional, fly through, colour animation of caves that have been hidden from view for centuries.

Below the grounds of Nottingham Castle and across the city there is a labyrinth of medieval tunnels, dungeons, maltings and cellars — people even carved primitive living quarters out of Nottingham’s sandstone cliffs.

(Excerpt) Read more at communications.nottingham.ac.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: caves; england; forstofnottingham; godsgravesglyphs; kingjohn; nottingham; nottinghamgaol; richardthelionheart; robingoodfellow; robinhood; sheriffofnottingham; thegreenman; unitedkingdom; wales; yorkshire

1 posted on 05/13/2010 1:06:08 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 1:06:42 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Okay, that technology is BRILLIANT (although the flyovers make me a little dizzy)--here's the vids LINK
3 posted on 05/13/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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4 posted on 05/13/2010 2:26:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I ain’t goin’ in there with no Friar Tuck.


5 posted on 05/13/2010 2:34:49 PM PDT by decimon
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6 posted on 05/13/2010 2:37:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Thanks decimon. There's been a topic about this, but probably at least two years ago, and I don't remember the graphics' being this good. :')

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7 posted on 05/13/2010 3:25:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Oops. Sorry, but I don’t want a tour, thanks just the same. I have claustrophobia. Someone can go in and take still photos, but I want no part of a fly-in tour.

*shudder*


8 posted on 05/13/2010 3:28:42 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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...I don't remember the graphics' being this good.

So then...you like Friar Tuck. Is it the robe?

9 posted on 05/13/2010 3:30:18 PM PDT by decimon
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"So then...you like Friar Tuck. Is it the robe?"

LOL.

10 posted on 05/13/2010 6:04:23 PM PDT by blam
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To: decimon

I never even heard of Robin Hood caves. Pretty interesting.

Me and my cat are sitting here watching the virtual tour.


11 posted on 05/14/2010 11:29:31 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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