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Lundy Beacon Hill Cemetery[346 x 200 JPG]
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|Description ||The early Christian memorial stones, with inscriptions: OPTIMI, RESTEUTA, TIGERNI, POTITUS. They are believed to date from the fifth or sixth centuries AD and are part of a collection of early Christian burials. It has been estimated that there could be up to 100 cist burials in the cemetery area.|
|paula jardine |
|what does the author mean, "... there may up to 100 cist burials..." what is meant by "cist" ?|
|Hi Paula - a cist is a box-like grave made with stone slabs set into the ground. Good photo of one if you click here|
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