Saturday, August 4, 2012

theoddmentemporium:

Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in the Forest of DeanGloucestershireEngland. The site, covering 14 acres, shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.

In 1848 some workmen, after moving a block of stone in the woods, found a small cavity in the rocks. In this cavity, hidden away, were three earthenware jars containing over 3,000 Roman coins. No-one knows why the coins were hidden away in the cliff face nor by whom.

J. R. R. Tolkien, a frequent visitor to the Forest of Dean, may have visited Puzzlewood, and many believe Puzzlewood was the inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle-earth, such as the Old ForestMirkwoodFangorn or Lothlórien contained within The Lord of the RingsJ.K Rowling is also said to have visited Puzzlewood, and it may have been this that influenced her idea of The Forbidden Forest in the Harry Potter books.

Notes

  1. imabutterflydreamingimagirl reblogged this from midenianscholar
  2. midenianscholar reblogged this from brambleberrycottage
  3. silverciel reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  4. immune--love reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  5. jumbodumbo77 reblogged this from oregon-dreaming
  6. thewitchlingandthefawn reblogged this from paranormaldaily
  7. kougou-heika reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  8. ianbrunner reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  9. do--everything--in--l-o-v-e reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  10. sigh-no-more-youu reblogged this from atticbat
  11. missnosferatu reblogged this from heroinsight
  12. mymusesranaway reblogged this from stonequeenwrites
  13. stonequeenwrites reblogged this from shackleboltrps
  14. sweetdisposition17 reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  15. klmax reblogged this from theoddmentemporium
  16. seagullsandballwhales reblogged this from heroinsight
  17. weelittlesqueakingbloggermouse reblogged this from shackleboltrps
  18. nerdriguez reblogged this from shackleboltrps
  19. shouldvehadatveit reblogged this from shackleboltrps
  20. mignonophelia reblogged this from shackleboltrps
  21. kaydenrodriguez reblogged this from knight0fflowers
  22. neck-deep-throat reblogged this from ofmiceandhombres
  23. ofmiceandhombres reblogged this from knight0fflowers
  24. knight0fflowers reblogged this from bloodsweatandiron
  25. bloodsweatandiron reblogged this from thedarlekandthebowtie
  26. thedarlekandthebowtie reblogged this from rebelgetby
  27. hunglikearainbow reblogged this from shackleboltrps and added:
    I really should go when I’m better.