Im New here so be nice ( ; Has anyone connected this Code at Shug. Hall with the Mark Masons Keystone?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... ystone.gif
I feel maybe this is why this has not been Solved YET because it
is Mark Masons Marks...? Any Ideas or help would be great...Thanks
Welcome Jackie, nope I haven't connected the keystone with the Shugborough code. However I will give you my feedback. After quickly glancing at the picture, could you expand on your theory as to why this keystone is so important, when the letters surrounding it don't directly correspond to the "Anson Code"?
Hi Bulldognic, and thanks for a reply... Ok, Not that its this Keystone that the builders rejected, but a KEYSTONE that was used.
In the Royal Degree each Mark Mason has their own Mark. an example here
"the mark becomes a series of lines and dots, well known to those who have already been exalted to the Holy Royal Arch Degree"
The stone placed in the center of an arch which preserves the others in their places, and secures firmness and stability to the arch. As it was formerly the custom of Operative Masons to place a peculiar mark on each stone of a building to designate the workman by whom it had been adjusted, so the Keystone was most likely to receive the most prominent mark, that of the Superintendent of the structure. Such is related to have occurred to that Keystone which plays so important a part in the legend of the Royal Arch Degree.
This is an example of what i was trying to explain. The Code has 8 letters as does the Keystone in the Royal Arch.
I was trying to connect the 3 V`s with the 3 Veils which are in the Royal Arch.
Hope this helps. I am still working on this but i am 100 percent positive the DOTS in between each letter is a clear indication
this is a type of Keystone that the builders of this Monument used.
I was curious if the Idea of this being a Masonic Keystone was ever mentioned before.