Monday, July 23, 2007

Tewkesbury: a medieval town's layout revealed by floodwaters

The town of Tewkesbury in England was built around its Abbey and abbey church. Yes, it's rained a lot in England, and not just in Tewkesbury.

From the Guardian, with thanks to Paul Halsall
who said the poster-sized printed version was even more impressive. Indeed, the electronic version accessible from the above link is better than what Blogger can show.


  1. cliophila10:37 am

    When I took a class in archaeology, they taught me that the worst weather circumstances, like mist, ice or floodwaters, often offer the best conditions to spot the layout of a town or a house. Unfortenatly this spectacular picture of the floods in Great-Britain is a very good example.

  2. Working on my Lyrics Game, I needed pictures of towns. I put in "medieval town" and your page came up right then. I'm going to look for other things, too, but the word "town" will be played on Monday 8/11/08.