Historians are hunting rare and mysterious X-rated church carvings - and there are two near Huddersfield!

Historians are hunting rare and mysterious X-rated church carvings - and there are two near Huddersfield!
 

You wouldn't usually look for erotic artwork in a church - but it turns out you might not be looking hard enough!
Stone carvings called Sheela Na Gigs, which depict an old woman squatting and holding apart her vulva, can be found on about 45 churches up and down the country.
There are only two such carvings recorded in West Yorkshire - but if you want to see them you're in luck, as they are both close to Huddersfield.
The carvings have mysterious origins as nobody can really agree what they mean.
Some researchers believe they are pagan idols; some believe they represent fertility and others... read more

 
31 August 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 40
Source: Examiner
Share:
  •  




    News Widget for Webmasters


    Realtime News

     

    «
    »
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
        1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30