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Durham Cathedral, interior, St Cuthbert's grave
Once the site of a sumptuous shrine. St Cuthbert (died 687) was the last of the great Celtic saints. His grave is a reminder that Christianity came to Northumbria not directly from Rome through St Augustine but from Ireland and Iona. One of a set of Raphael Tuck souvenir postcards.
You can see a history of Durham City
at the Keys to the Past website.
The Keys to the Past (www.keystothepast.info
) website provides access to a complete record of archaeological and historical sites in County Durham and Northumberland.
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