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  • 700-year-old cave carvings with links to Knights Templar at risk as worms eat walls

    04/05/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 879+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4 April 2010 | anon
    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...