Thursday, 9 December 2010

News: Vandals fell Glastonbury Holy Thorn Tree

Vandals have chopped down The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury, a tree that, according to legend, sprouted from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea 2,000 years ago.

You can read the story, and see pictures, at these sites:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-11957440
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/09/5617269-2000-year-old-holy-thorn-tree-of-glastonbury-is-cut-down
http://www.bristolwired.co.uk/news.php/114325-Historic-Holy-Thorn-tree-cut-down-in-Glastonbury

2 comments:

Pallas Renatus said...

I cannot describe how enraged I am to hear this. There really are no words.

TheBlakkDuchess said...

This breaks my heart. Why? WHY? I just don't get it... Why would anyone cut down such a beautiful, magical, not to mention, OLD, tree? It makes my heart hurt.