Saturday, March 18, 2006

Ancient carving throws more light on Roman religious beliefs

AN ANCIENT rock carving has been uncovered near Chesters Roman Fort.

The carving of a 40cm high figure, holding a shield in one hand and spear or sword in the other, was found at Carr Edge near the fort by a team of rock carving experts.

It was uncovered by a team of enthusiastic local volunteers looking for prehistoric rock art as part of the Northumberland and Durham rock art project – a scheme funded by English Heritage and run by Northumberland and Durham County Councils.