Guardian of the tomb

Rouser 2012
Rouser 2012
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IT was reported in 1928 that a prehistoric relic of extraordinary interest had come into the possession of one Mrs Guy Hardy of Northiam.

It was a stone monolith about 18ins high and 22ins wide on which was the carving of a face.

It was said that the face was almost identical with that on a noted carving in Guernsey. It was the face of a Dolmen Goddess, the Guardian of the Dead.

The carving, many thousands of years ago, would have been placed at the entrance to a war leader’s grave. Woe betide any trespasser who crossed its path.

It was found, strangely enough, in a peat bog, about 11ft below the surface, near Piltdown.