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Pictish cross slab recovered from eroding cliff in Orkney

An 8th-century Pictish cross slab revealed by cliff erosion in Orkney has been recovered. Erosion by the stormy sea surrounding Orkney is always seen as a tangible threat to coastal archaeological sites. This situation is brought home especially during the winter months when high tides and powerful winds combine to batter the

Medieval stone crosses, modern problems

Medieval stone crosses are facing serious damage from weathering, erosion and pilgrims. Now people are asking, how can we preserve them for future generations? The damage to the cross has renewed debate about how we should care for and accommodate our infrastructure of remaining high crosses in Ireland, which are

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