Glastonbury Abbey's High Altar vandalised

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Glastonbury Abbey's High Altar vandalised

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Some undisclosed vandals, probably 'nighthawk' metal-detectorists, have dug up part of the High Altar area in Glastonbury Abbey. Maybe they were hoping to awaken Arthur? ;)
BBC News wrote:A large hole has been dug in the grounds of a seventh-century abbey.

Staff at Glastonbury Abbey discovered the damage in the High Altar area of the grounds on Thursday morning.

They have reported the incident to Avon and Somerset Police which is treating it as criminal damage.

The scheduled monument once rumoured to have been founded by Joseph of Arimathea, the man who buried the body of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, is managed by an independent charity.

Glastonbury Abbey is warning people they face prosecution if they climb the ruins, remove stones or dig on the grounds due to its protected status.

The former monastery has a place in English folklore as the burial place of King Arthur.
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