Lost Welsh artifact found in stream

A chance stroll through a Welsh woods has led to the discovery of a long-lost medieval artifact. A rare 9th or 10th century inscribed stone was spotted by archaeologists Nikki Vousden and Roderick Bale in a stream near St Sulien’s Church in Silian, Wales. (photo)

The stone was originally recorded in The Early Christian Monuments of Wales and mentioned in other manuscripts, and a plaster cast of the stone was created in the 19th century. The archaeologists have no idea how the stone ended up in the stream.