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The Five Knolls

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

<b>The Five Knolls</b>Posted by GLADMAN
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The Five Knolls (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) by Rhiannon I've wanted to post this drawing for so long, because it's been in my mind for a very long time - one of those things that caught my imagination about archaeology I think. The details about the burial are in one of the miscellaneous posts below. The picture comes courtesy of the scan at the Open Library. The picture was drawn by Worthington G Smith (who was an expert in fungi, too).
Rhiannon Image Credit: Victoria History of the County of Bedford v1 (1904).
Posted by Rhiannon
29th November 2010ce
Edited 6th January 2014ce
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Comments (3)

Before anybody else asks the question, I cribbed this from your previous post -

"...about 200 fossil Echini (sea urchins) can be seen encircling the skeletons"
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
29th November 2010ce
Cool! I'm sure I saw the actual skeleton in a museum when I was at school (long time ago! Went to school in Dunstable tho...) - I remember thinking it was barbaric to bury someone in such a position. Mind you, I obviously knew feck all in them days. ;)

Great scan though - cheers, R! Look forward to reading your notes.

G x
goffik Posted by goffik
30th November 2010ce
A beautiful image. A fantasy though, sadly. Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
25th September 2012ce
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