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Filename: N080064.jpg

Size: 4852 x 3639 (6.2MB)

Date: 1st March 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Staff Photographer

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The Corbridge Lion N080064

CORBRIDGE ROMAN TOWN, Northumberland. Museum objects: Stone carving. The Corbridge Lion. hadrian

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The Corbridge Lion - A Majestic Roman Artefact Preserved in Stone

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This print showcases the remarkable Corbridge Lion, an extraordinary Roman artefact that has withstood the test of time. Nestled within the enchanting corridors of Corbridge Roman Town in Northumberland, this stone carving stands as a testament to the grandeur and artistry of ancient civilizations. Crafted with meticulous precision, this awe-inspiring sculpture depicts a powerful lion, its regal mane flowing gracefully around its noble face. The intricate details etched into the stone bring forth a sense of life and vitality, capturing both the strength and gracefulness inherent in these majestic creatures. The Corbridge Lion holds immense historical significance as it once adorned Hadrian's Wall during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Serving not only as a symbol of power but also as an emblematic guardian against potential threats from beyond Rome's borders, it stood tall amidst turbulent times. Now housed within Northumberland's esteemed museum collection, this magnificent artefact continues to captivate visitors from all walks of life. Its presence evokes curiosity and wonderment about our shared past while reminding us of humanity's enduring fascination with artistry and storytelling. Photographer Peter Williams masterfully captures every nuance and detail in his expertly composed image. From the play between light and shadow to each intricately carved line on its surface, he invites viewers to immerse themselves in this timeless masterpiece. As we gaze upon this photograph print by Historic England, we are transported back through centuries - connecting us intimately with those who came before us. It serves as a poignant reminder that even though empires may rise and fall, their legacy endures through relics like The Corbridge Lion – forever preserving history for generations yet unborn.

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