SZ0278 : Ammonite Window

taken 10 years ago, near to Swanage, Dorset, Great Britain

Ammonite Window
Ammonite Window
Stained glass Ammonite fossils in a detail from one of the windows in Swanage parish church.
This commemorates Swanage's position on the Jurassic Coast, famous for fossils.
Talking of churches, didn't the Israelites smite the Ammonites somewhere in the Old Testament, or am I thinking of someone else.....
Update:- Thanks to James Yardley for mailing that the Ammonites are mentioned in the Old Testament, book of Genesis, chapter 19, which prompted a bit of further looking up.
Ammon was a kingdom centred on present day Amman, Jordan, so the name is still similar. And also, Ammonite, the fossil creature was so called because its shape resembled the rams horns which are a feature of pictures of the Egyptian god Ammon.
So, Religion and Geology are linked here after all....
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Saturday, 6 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 August, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0271 7877 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.5184N 1:57.7837W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0271 7877
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