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Thread #110813   Message #2329693
Posted By: Bat Goddess
30-Apr-08 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: 3 Score and 10 -Grave found in Hull
Subject: RE: 3 Score and 10 -Grave found in Hull
Thanks, Geoff, for the photo!

Looks like a difficult marker to photograph -- you did a great job at getting the epitaph at the he right angle to help in reading it. Complicated getting the sun, etc. to cooperate!

Did you take a closeup of the storm-tossed ship in the tympanum?

What stone is the marker cut from? (It's hard to tell from the photo.)
Whatever it is, it seems to be holding up well to acid rain, pollutions, and the weathering of years.

There's a lovely little cemetery just north of Bath, Maine (USA) with a number of marble markers with very high relief carvings of sailing ships. I was first in that cemetery in the late 1980s and then was in the area again in the '90s. I was appalled by the damage done by acid rain in less than 10 years -- it was as if the markers were melting and the detail of the rigging, etc. was being lost.