the-hanging-garden: The 5,000-year-old Neolithic carvings of concentric circles, interlocking rings and hollowed cups were uncovered as part of a four-year English Heritage-funded initiative, in partnership with Northumberland and Durham County Councils, to record and publish online all the prehistoric rock art within the region Picture: English Heritage
The 11-circuit Chartres finger labyrinth from Chartres Cathedral, France. Labyrinths are often described as paths of wisdom and peace. One of the oldest of symbols, the labyrinth dates back more than 4000 years. Long used as a meditation and prayer tool, this ancient art form speaks to people of different backgrounds and various religions. The labyrinth symbol has occurred around the world in various cultures, at different points in time.