St. Hilda monument, Whitby

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Arienne King
by Wilson44691
published on 20 April 2019
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Detail from a monument to St. Hilda (614 - 680 CE) in Whitby, England. The coiled ammonite shells at St. Hilda's feet are a reference to a legend in which she turned snakes which plagued Whitby to stone. This legend helped to explain the coiled ammonite fossils found on the shore.

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Wilson44691, . (2019, April 20). St. Hilda monument, Whitby. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10483/st-hilda-monument-whitby/

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