Medieval graffiti survey underway in Bolton

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Medieval graffiti survey underway in Bolton to uncover different marks used to ward of evil spirit



MEDIEVAL markings to ward off evil spirits and bad omens are being uncovered in Bolton's historic buildings to form part of a national survey.

Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society is co-ordinating the Medieval Graffiti Survey locally to record the variety of marks that can be found on buildings to give an insight into past superstitions and fears -- and the society wants to hear from anyone who knows of a building locally with elements that pre-date 1700.

Continue reading - http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15101689.Owners_of_homes_pre_dating_1700s_urged_to_check_their_houses_for___39_witch_markings__39_/#
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