Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

This tombstone was photographed at a little kirk at Desborough near Kettering, England, in either 1980 or 1981 [sorry, can't remember which]. We had been driving to meet some friends and I yelled to pull over, as the cemetery has a low stone wall [just like you'd imagine in England!]

There are no markings on this stone. Just the strange head effigy's at the top, the hole in the center, and the strange rounded areas at the bottom as though there should be "feet". It is extremely thick! [Probably 24-inches!] And is about 6 or 6-1/2 feet long! [It's enormous, and I'm certain weighs well over a ton!]

It almost appears pagan. Perhaps left over from England's early inhabitants?

I've seen this stone on various sites on the internet. Always with speculations about it and what it actually was. I believe it is a tombstone. But then... does anyone really know?

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