Dragon's Head Still a Mystery in Lincoln
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-04-22 09:00
Lincolnshire Echo: An 850-year-old stone dragon's head has been discovered beneath a car showroom
in Lincoln, England.
A 12th century stone craving of a dragon's head discovered on a site near St.
Lenoard's Church in Lincoln has excited archaeologists. The intricately-carved
piece was found inside a kiln, which may account for its nearly perfect
Archaeologist Mark Allen said that "this site had an association with malting
until the 19th century. But if the soil report shows grains of wheat chaffs, it
could have been a bread oven."
The dragon's head was found with other objects such as a silver "short-cross
penny," which was meant to be divided in quarters.