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Wemyss Caves - The Court Cave

Cave / Rock Shelter


Project will create digital archive of historic cave drawings

Archaeologists have revealed the initial results of a project to preserve ancient cave drawings in a Fife town.

Wemyss Caves hold the largest collection of Pictish carvings in north-west Europe.

However, they are under constant threat from coastal erosion.

The project, a joint effort between St Andrews University, York Archaeological Trust and a local community group, aims to scan the images and save them for future generations.

The academics will showcase their findings online to reach a wider audience.

The community conservation group wants to turn the caves into a prominent tourist attraction before they are destroyed forever.

A virtual tour of the caves will be accessible online from April.
moss Posted by moss
6th February 2014ce

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