Railroad staff in the UK Have found a mysterious cave that holds remnants of a medieval sanctuary.
The discovery was made in southern England, following a landslide near Guildford. The shallow sandstone cave, which housed carvings and engravings thought to date back to the 14th century, was discovered by Rail staff making repairs.
Archeology experts from the south-east went to the cave and investigated the site, which is believed to be a shrine or hermitage connected to St. Catherine’s nearby medieval church.
The cave contained what appeared to be shrines or decorative niches, along with carved initials and other marks,” a South-East Archeology spokesperson said in a statement.
Archeologists suspect the site may also be connected to the cults that predate the nearby St. Catherine’s Church.
“The old name for St Catherine’s Hill is Drakehull ‘The Dragon’s Hill,’ because this was clearly a place of religious importance long before the church was built on the top of the hill in the late 13th century,” said the spokesperson.
Research is ongoing to analyze the soot and charcoal contained within the cave, which will hopefully tell us all about how and when it was used.”
The K.U. Still throwing new light on its rich history. A medieval stone carving of a 12th-century princess, for example, was discovered at an Abbey in southern England last year.
Workers planning to install freshwater pipes uncovered an ancient gruesome burial site in Oxfordshire last year.
Archaeologists discovered the abandoned ruins of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII’s birthplace and Elizabeth I in London in 2017.ear.
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