What lies beneath – new geological sculpture on Earth’s past

Students from The Arthur Holmes Geological Society with Durham University's Geosculpture. Pictured (left to right rear) are Catherine Gill, Jamie Schofield, Kevin Watson and Chris Malliband. (Kneeling left to right) are Anna Kenton and Kevin Kendaru. The group are positioned next a shield on the map which marks the position of Durham.'''''''' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES
Students from The Arthur Holmes Geological Society with Durham University's Geosculpture. Pictured (left to right rear) are Catherine Gill, Jamie Schofield, Kevin Watson and Chris Malliband. (Kneeling left to right) are Anna Kenton and Kevin Kendaru. The group are positioned next a shield on the map which marks the position of Durham.'''''''' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES
0
Have your say

A SCULPTURE of the British Isles representing three billion years of the geological age of the Earth will be officially unveiled today at Durham University.

Called What Lies Beneath Us, the map – the first of its kind in the country – is made of different rocks representing the geology of the country.

The sculpture, created over 18 months by Dorset-based stonemason John de Pauley, is being funded by a £100,000 donation from The Banks Group, via its Banks Community Fund, and further funding from Salamander Energy. It has been set into the ground near the junction of South Road and Stockton Road in Durham City.

The map will be used as a teaching resource but is also intended to become another feature on Durham’s tourist trail.