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12 - 13C. stone carving of Saint Thomas Becket - Canterbury Cathedral | by rayyaro
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12 - 13C. stone carving of Saint Thomas Becket - Canterbury Cathedral

This carving is over an open archway between two sections of the Archdeacon's Garden in the Cathedral grounds.

In Becket's time this would have have eventually led to the street outside.

This was the route that the four killers made their entrance to, and exit from, the Cathedral during the events surrounding Becket's murder.

The murderers at first hid their armour and swords under a tree, or shrub, just through the arch.

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Taken on May 29, 2011