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.
Posted by moss
6th February 2014ce