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Robin of Risingham or Rob of Risingham  is a Roman rock carving located between Ridsdale and West Woodburn, and about ½ mile south-east of Habitancum Roman Fort. The carving of a figure holding a bow and a small animal (probably a hare) in his hands was first recorded in the 18th century. The figure is thought to be a depiction of the Roman deity Silvanus, god of woodland, in the guise of the Celtic god Cocidius.  It is the only known example of a Roman statue cut out of solid rock in Northumberland. From the authors book Mysterious Britain.
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Robin of Risingham is a Roman rock carving UK
Robin of Risingham or Rob of Risingham is a Roman rock carving located between Ridsdale and West Woodburn, and about ½ mile south-east of Habitancum Roman Fort. The carving of a figure holding a bow and a small animal (probably a hare) in his hands was first recorded in the 18th century. The figure is thought to be a depiction of the Roman deity Silvanus, god of woodland, in the guise of the Celtic god Cocidius. It is the only known example of a Roman statue cut out of solid rock in...
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Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 25 Aug 2014
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