The new archaeological technique where they use a laser has come up with another fascinating find.
They say the legendary Robin Hood was once a prisoner there. The fact that it was actually forgotten and only now with the help of this laser theory
to be found again is stunning.
Nottingham has always been populated isn't it ?
When a system like that exist you would think there would always be people that used it one way or another.
The very latest laser technology combined with old fashioned pedal power is being used to provide a unique insight into the layout of
Nottingham's sandstone caves -- where the city's renowned medieval ale was brewed and, where legend has it, the country's most famous outlaw Robin
Hood was imprisoned.
Still image of video showing computerized 3-D rendering of Mortimer his Hole, Castle Rock. (Credit: Nottingham Caves Survey)
I think it's amazing people of the day took the time to actually cut out homes from the lime stone. A cave would not be my first choice to live in.
Below the grounds of Nottingham Castle and across the city there is a labyrinth of medieval tunnels, dungeons, maltings and cellars -- people even
carved primitive living quarters out of Nottingham's sandstone cliffs.
Not surprised to hear some parts still get used by local pubs tho... as a cellar.
Thats realy cool...its the first time i have heard laser maping i allways thought you had to get your hands dirty. On the other hand technology can do
some pretty awesome stuff. The 3-D view of it takes you to that time and place at least for me...
SnF for taking me for a walk through Nottingham
Star for not being an obvious hoax or political rant. Very interesting information, thank you for sharing. People still live quite comfortably in
the caves along the Dordogne River in France. The real estate is actually becoming rather valuable as a novelty. The locals call the cave dwellers
"troglodites." Especially the Brits.
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