altar stone


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altar slab, altar stone

A flat stone or slab forming the top of an altar.
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DIVERS have searched a lake in a bid to find an altar stone dating back to penal times.
The modern St John the Baptist is a vibrant part of the community and perhaps one of its most attractive features is the very appropriate Living Well Garden which features the original High Altar Stone of the former church in Alma Street.
Thus the Altar stone could have been laid in its current position at any point between the Neolithic and the early modern era.
While taking away nothing from its mystery as a symbol or source of power, he argues that Wolfram's Grail would have been recognized by his audience at the turn of the thirteenth century as an altar stone, like those that sealed the cavities of relics (and / or fragments of the Host) in the tops of many portable altars that were being produced at the time, especially for Crusaders.
A MISSING ancient altar stone from Stonehenge has been discovered near a village.
Finally, images and writing on an altar stone discovered at Cancuen indicate that, around A.
The labia majora could be represented by the outer stone circle, and possibly the outer mound; the labia minora by the inner circle of trilithons; the clitoris by the altar stone (which probably stood vertical), while the empty geometric center of the henge would be the birth canal," said Anthony Perks, Ph.
Each of the outer pillars is 16 feet tall; the central altar stone spreads 4 by 8 feet.
If the sky is clear, the first rays of the rising sun fall upon the Heel Stone, cast centrally down the avenue leading to the inner stone circle, then cut precisely through the middle lintel and light up the Altar Stone, on which human sacrifices were once offered.
Dennis Price, pictured below, who has done years of research on the mysterious stone structure, believes he has tracked down a previously lost altar stone, identified during one of the first studies of the site in the 17th century.
Meanwhile, experts from the Hunt Museum in Dublin are trying to put a date on the altar stone.
Just days into a new dig they have unearthed a carved red sandstone fragment of a Roman altar stone with a small scroll.