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Ludovic Mann and the eclipse eating monster

23 November, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 1937, archaeologist Ludovic Mann painted a 4000-year-old prehistoric rock-art panel, the Cochno Stone (Faifley, West Dunbartonshire). He believed prehistoric people carved symbols on the rock to show how they predicted eclipses and so defeated the monster that ate the sun. Visitors flocked to the site and damaged the stone, so it was buried in 1965 to protect it. In 2016, a team from the University of Glasgow uncovered the Cochno Stone for the first time in 51 years and found that much of Mann’s paint survived.

This event will include a public talk about Ludovic Mann’s work, as well as a team of archaeologists and artist Hannah Sackett working with pupils from local schools to design their own comics telling the story of Mann and the eclipse eating monster. This is a celebration of an amazing archaeological story in the urban fringe of Glasgow.

No prior knowledge of archaeology required!

No booking required

This event is part of the series Finding Glasgow: hidden secrets and lost meaning.
For event information, please contact Kenny Brophy at kenny.brophy@glasgow.ac.uk.


23 November, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Event Partners
Edinbarnet Primary School, Factum Arte, West Dunbartonshire Council
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