Ancient stone may hold the fate of modern London

The Stone of Scone and the Tower Ravens may have some competition. A fight has broken out over the fate of London's Stone of Brutus. A development company wants to relocate the stone, while tradition holds that, "So long as the Stone of Brutus is safe, so long will London flourish."

While the origins of the stone are shrouded by history, the stone has been mentioned in documents dating to the 1100s. In the 16th century an adviser to Elizabeth I thought it contained magical powers.

While preservationists are arguing that the stone needs to remain in its current location, the development company points out that the stone was moved in the 19th century and again in the 1960's. [photo]