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Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury, England

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Glastonbury Abbey

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Jack Stagg The figure from the medieval market cross, now on display in the Abbey museum.

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Egg Stone

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Glastonbury Abbey

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Glastonbury Abbey

Chalice Well Garden - Glastonbury

Chalice Well Garden – Glastonbury

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Joseph of Arimathea stained glass at St. John’s Church, Glastonbury

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Joseph of Arimathea

Chalice Well Garden - Glastonbury

Chalice Well Garden – Glastonbury

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Glastonbury Tor

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Glastonbury Tor

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New Grange, Ireland

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New Grange

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New Grange

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Knowth, Ireland

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Knowth Waves

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Rosslyn Chapel

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Inverness, Findhorn & Clava Cairns, Scotland

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The High Street, Inverness, Scotland

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Town House, The High Street, Inverness

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Clava Cairns

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Clava Cairns

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County Meath, Ireland

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County Meath, Ireland

Spire Restaurant in Duleek

Spire Restaurant in Duleek

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Celtic Cross and possibly a High Cross

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Celtic Cross in old church yard (converted to the Spire Restaurant) in Duleek

This may be a High Cross.  I didn’t see a grave.  According to Bernd Biege,

“High Crosses were used to mark a sacred space and declare adherence to the Christian beliefs. Basically it’s a sign saying “Here be Christians!”, but also “This is hallowed ground, keep its peace!”

High crosses were also used as a focal point of celebrations – out of necessity one might say. The classic layout of the early monastic settlements included a church, a cross and (if funds permitted) a round tower – the latter’s door oriented towards the first’s entrance, with the cross in the middle. And the church was usually too small for even a modest congregation. Which meant that the huddled masses had to attend mass al fresco. Gathered around the cross.

But not all High Crosses were of an ecclesiastical nature – some seem to have been connected to territorial rights, marking a market place for instance. Others were erected to commemorate an important event or person.

The only use High Crosses were not put to was … as an actual grave marker.”

 

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Hill of Tara

The Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) atop the Hill of Tara, County Meath

The Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) atop the Hill of Tara, County Meath

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Mound of Hostages

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Hill of Tara – Mound of Hostages

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New Grange

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Stonehenge

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Avebury, England

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Silbury Hill near Avebury

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West Kennet Long Barrow near Avebury

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Avebury Stone Circle

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Averbury Circle Center

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Merlin’s Cave

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Merlin’s Cave

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Merlin’s Cave

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Merlin’s Cave

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Merlin’s Cave

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Pyramids

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Giza Pyramids of Egypt

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Great Pyramid

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