"Whispers in stone" on Norwich Cathedral walls

"Just about everything that would have been important to the citizens of Norwich during the Middle Ages" has been found scrawled on the walls of Norwich Cathedral report volunteers from the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey, who are cataloging the grafitti. (photos)

The scrawlings include depictions of musical notes, a giant whale, names, animals, windmills, figures and prayers. There was even a curse in the form of the name "Kaynfford" scrawled upside down. "These are whispers in stone and you are standing in the place where, hundreds of years ago, someone would have been scratching away," said Colin Howey, deputy to project director Matthew Champion.