Tuesday, July 05, 2011
New medieval carvings discovered in Royston Cave
Click here to read this article from The Hertfordshire Mercury
Work begins to preserve historic carvings at Royston Cave
Conservationists in Hertfordshire are working to preserve historic underground carvings.Dating from the 14th Century, the wall carvings at Royston Cave feature a range of religious symbols.
Since its discovery in the 18th Century, the cave has experienced a marked deterioration in the detail of its carvings. Experts believe the damage is being caused by worms feeding on nutrients in the chalk walls.
Click here to read this article from the BBC