T-rex monolith, Worth Matravers, DorsetYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
A sculptured stone set outside the Square & Compass Pub and Fossil Museum, Worth Matravers, Dorset. The building was built in the 18th century and around 1776 became an alehouse. The pub is now Grade II Listed Building. The monolith has been shaped into the form of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Subject matter suggests a date of the upper Cretaceous period, 68 to 66 million years ago, when t-rex’s roamed the earth. This, perhaps, could be the oldest known rock art in the UK predating the time of hominids. However, the tyrannosaurid holds a pint glass in its hand which suggests a much more recent date for the sculpture.
Photographs taken late May 2020