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Perfectly timed for Halloween, researchers are set to reveal the mysterious, so-called “witches’ marks ” of a cave in the English countryside for an ambitious 3D project.
The unusual character were discovered earlier this year hidden in a cave in Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the border between the English counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The witches’ marks, also known as apotropaic marks, have been a ritual protection symbols carved in order to protect them against witchcraft.
The Creswell Crags Museum and cultural Center, jointly with the united kingdom’s Sheffield Hallam University to produce a 3D animated rendering of the cave of the witches is.
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The mysterious “witches’ marks ” in the cave, at Creswell Crags in England.
(Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre).
“They think that it is the world’s largest collection of such companies in the united kingdom, but they are mostly to be found in a cave which is not safe for the public to enter,” according to the Sheffield Hallam University, in a statement.
Experts to use LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser technology and animation to create a 3-d view of a cave. A video preview of the scan results has been posted on Vimeo.
“The witch’s mark, the cave has given me a great opportunity to make use of this technologies to create an interactive 3D image of the cave,” said Jeremy Lee, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University’s Department of Media, Art and Communications, in a statement. “That’s why the caves are accessible to a wide audience, distanced, but it allows for a more detailed presentation and analysis of the mark.”
BRITAIN IS LAUNCHING A HUNT FOR ‘WITCHES’ MARKS’
“We have no way of knowing what the creators of these brands were in need of protection from the fear they are experiencing, but the marks are very numerous, and the concentration in this room is suggesting that this is an important place to be,” said Paul Baker, the executive director of the Creswell Crags, in a statement.
The ‘witch’s mark ‘cave” at Creswell Crags. (Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre).
As of 2016, Historic England, a government-sponsored organization that is committed to the preservation of the land and the historic buildings and monuments, the members of the general public in the united kingdom on a hunt for ‘witches’ marks’.
The collections are to be found in buildings, such as churches, houses, barns, and even in the Tower of London, which, according to Historical England.
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The most common form of apotropaic mark, the daisy wheel, or a hexafoil, which is often a six-petal “flower” is drawn on with a pair of compasses. “Daisy wheel is a single, endless line, which is likely to be confused and entangled in evil,” according to the organization.
The cave is thought to be the world’s largest collection of “witches’ marks ” in the united kingdom, Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre).
Another common apotropaic marks are the pentangles, or five-pointed star, the letters AM (for Ave Maria), and the letter M (Maria), and FC (for the ” Virgin of Virgins). The letters have been thought to pray for the protection of the blessed Virgin Mary, say the historians.
Apotropaic marks are found in the medieval houses, dates from about 1550 to 1750. They have, for example, have been recorded at Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as in the middle ages, and sheds, where they have been etched into the ancient wood, and to protect the crops.
‘WITCH HUNT’ WAS LAUNCHED IN SCOTLAND AS OFFICIALS SEARCH FOR THE REMAINS OF THE ‘WITCH’ WHO DIED 315 YEARS AGO
In 2015, a large number of apotropaic marks, were discovered in the 16th century, the queens House at the Tower of London.
Two years later, the experts in Scotland have used 3-d technology to reconstruct the face of an 18th-century witch.” Lilias Adie, in the village of Torryburn, in the East of Scotland, who died in prison in 1704, after they had “confessed” to being a witch and having sex with the devil, according to the University of st andrews, who has worked in the construction of the project.
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On Aug. 31, 2019, which was the 315th anniversary of These death, the local officials of Fife Council, in Scotland, placed a wreath at her burial site, and launched a campaign to find her remains.
Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers