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Project Eliseg: Digging for Early Medieval Myths

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Project Eliseg: Digging for Early Medieval Myths

Post by Rowan » Wed November 30th, 2011, 8:50 pm

In September 2011, Project Eliseg – comprising staff and students from Bangor and Chester universities – conducted a second season of excavation at the early ninth-century Pillar of Eliseg, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales. It is the first time an early medieval cross in Wales has been subject to extensive archaeological excavation. This is particularly important as, unlike most early medieval inscribed stones and sculpted crosses from western Britain, the Pillar of Eliseg seems to have remained at or is very close to its original location.
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Wed November 30th, 2011, 9:54 pm

Cool. Though it would be nice if they could find some 9th century material.

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