Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The Shell Grotto - a new book out soon

A book on the shell temple of the Margate Grotto is now in preparation for publication next year. The research into this highly complex structure has of necassity been long and very thorough, and the story which is has to tell is simply amazing. The working title is "The Templars hidden History - Their secret mapping of the world and Solomon's Temple of Shells in Margate" the authors are Gretchen Cornwall,Mick Twyman and Alf Beeching, and it hoped that it will be out in mid summer, so look out for the publicity.


Anonymous said...

The shell grotto at Margate was built in 1612 as a private chapel. The excavation in 1804 found rosaries, a holy water container, an altar and stained glass. These were subsequently removed and the grotto extended. The fashion for building shell grottoes had begun in the sixteenth century with Queen Elizabeth and King James both creating such, yet Margate is the oldest surviving example of the genre in England.

Trust for Thanet Archaeology.


Tony Beachcomber said...

Archaeologists have been known to get it totaly wrong, Wait until the book and research is published .