Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cross find may be medieval graffiti

A medieval cross discovered chiselled into a farm wall in the Scottish town of Fife could be 13th century holy graffiti, experts have claimed.

The cross is thought to have been left by a pilgrim on his way to Dunfermline Abbey, around half a mile from where it was found.

Experts are unsure exactly why the cross was made on the stone, which was later used to build the wall, but they believe it may have been put there to mark a pilgrim's journey to visit the tomb of Saint Margaret, who was buried at the abbey in 1093.

Click here to read the article from the Glasgow Herald