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Grave marker

9th century

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

This Viking raider stone may commemorate the first Viking raid on the Anglo-Saxon monastery of Lindisfarne in AD 793. One face is carved with a sun, moon, two hands and two praying figures around a cross, which may refer to Doomsday – the Last Judgement, the end of the world. The other face has a procession of armed men bearing axes and swords.

Details

  • Title: Grave marker
  • Date Created: 9th century
  • Location: Lindisfarne Priory
  • Original Source: LINDISFARNE PRIORY
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Sandstone

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