May 20, 2006

Rosslyn carvings


I'm going to stick to Rosslyn Chapel today and show a bit more of a close-up of some of the carvings on the ceiling. Do these symbols hide a long-hidden or long-forgotten clue to the location of the Holy Grail? Whatever you make of the connection to the Grail and indeed to the Da Vinci Code, Rosslyn Chapel really is well worth a visit. In fact the little village of Roslin has another more recent claim to fame...anyone know??

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Something not associated with the Da vinci Code?

Beautiful chapel by the way!

Louise said...

Anything to do with a sheep called Dolly? (and why did they name it 'Dolly?)

Grant F said...

absolutely right Louise...the world's first cloned animal was cloned at the Roslin Institute, one of the world's leading centres of animal biotechnology. As for why the called it Dolly, I've no idea!

Sarah said...

Dolly was named after Dolly Parton by one of the stockman because it was a mammary cell that was cloned!

I admit that I didn't know that, but had to look it up.

Grant F said...

thanks for doing the research sarah! must say, i love the reason!!