Archaic Rock Inscriptions: An Account of the Cup & Ring Markings on the Sculptured Stones of the Old and New Worlds

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1891 - 98 pages
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Page 49 - Odin was sworn by persons joining hands through the hole in this ring stone, and that an oath so taken, although by Christians, was deemed solemn and binding. This ceremony was held so very sacred in those times, that the person who dared to break the engagement made there was accounted infamous and excluded from society. Principal Gordon, in his "Journey to the Orkney Islands...
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Page 68 - ... perfect by the assistance of a photographer. Some of the figures sculptured on this slab are cut an inch to an inch and a half in the rock, and they were covered by soil a foot to eighteen inches in thickness, on which large trees were growing. Like all of the others they were made by a sharp-pointed tool like a pick, but as yet no such tool has been found among the relics of the mound-builders or of the Indians. The figures are very curious. Among them is something like a trident, or fish-spear,...
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Page 74 - Some of these carvings, drawings of which were exhibited to the meeting, were discovered by Colonel Vigors, whilst engaged in superintending the erection of a battery at Middle Head, Port Jackson. " On clearing away the superficial soil and brushwood preparatory to the levelling of the rock, the carvings were brought to light. Exact measurements of the various objects were then made-) and carefully reduced according to a given scale.
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Page 53 - ... those on the perpendicular face of Cuddy's Cove in Northumberland. One is similar to the form of the mediaeval M ; there is a U like character ; forms like hatchets with handles, and one the rude outline of a horned quadruped. But while having analogies to the Cuddy's Cove figures, none of them belong to the same group as the typical concentric circles of Northumberland. Mr. Ferguson regards them, however, as of great antiquity.

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