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Symbols #14: Cairns

Hope For The Journey Ahead

Cairns are simple rock formations, used as landmarks to guide travelers along a path or to mark a sacred place. Cairns are some of the most universal manmade structures, and the practice of making cairns goes back thousands of years. From the Arctic territories of the Inuit to temples in Korea, cairns have been spotted all over the world.

Cairns have evolved as symbols of friendship, safety, and direction. They offer guidance for those wandering life’s path. To stumble upon a cairn is to know that you aren’t alone, that someone has traversed the same terrain you now find yourself on. In this way, cairns remind us to never give up, that the journey is yours to make as long as you keep traveling.

Photography: Lost Norfolk Capital, Iceni Tribe Echos

“Discover one of three major Romano-British towns which have not been buried underneath later towns and cities, situated just outside Norwich.

Known by the Romans as ‘the market of the Iceni’ (Venta Icenorum), this site has traditionally been connected with the Iceni revolt against Roman rule led by Queen Boudica in AD 60/61. The Iceni rampaged through the south of the region, burning towns including Colchester and London before they were defeated by the Roman army. The settlement at Venta began after the revolt, and may have developed from a Roman army base.

Today, the town is free for all to explore. Only 3.5 miles from Norwich and open from dawn to dusk, visitors can follow several walks around the Roman defences, along the river Tas and through the new hay meadow.”