Plans roaring ahead for Visionary Cross scanning

The preparation is coming together for the scanning of the Ruthwell Cross… and it involves some skills they never taught me in gradschool! Thanks to Paul Beaton of Historic Scotland and Anne Baxter of the University of Lethbridge, I’ve had a crash course in project and site management and what it means to be working [...]

Scanning provisionally planned for April 17-21, 2012

The visionary cross team has scheduled April 17-21, 2012 for scanning the Ruthwell Cross (pending final approval from Historic Scotland). The scanning will involve capturing 3D laser scans of the cross at extremely high resolution. We will also be taking high quality, high resolution digital photographs. The scans and the photography will allow scholars and [...]

The Brussels Cross

The Brussels Cross or Drahmal Cross is an Anglo-Saxon cross-reliquary of the early 11th century, now in the treasury of the Cathedral of SS. Michel and Gudule, Brussels. Badly damaged and with its once jewelled front missing, it takes the form of a large piece of cross-shaped wood covered with a silver plate bearing medallions [...]

The Bewcastle Cross

The Bewcastle Cross is an eighth-century standing stone cross also found on a former Roman military site, in this case on the terrace just inside the gate. Approximately the same size as Ruthwell, the severely weathered Bewcastle Cross still stands in its original location. It has the remains of a sundial on its south side [...]

The Vercelli Book

The Codex Vercellensis, or Vercelli Book, as it is known in the Anglo-Saxon world and now also in Italy, is a manuscript dating back to the end of the 10th century, containing miscellaneous religious works, in verse and prose. It is preserved in Vercelli, in the library of S. Eusebio Cathedral under the shelfmark Codex [...]
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