The Craigentinny Marbles

Craigentinny Marbles
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Craigentinny Marbles

Now incongruously squeezed between 1930s bungalows in Craigentinny Crescent (Edinburgh), the Craigentinny Marbles are the local name for the exceptional monument over the grave of eccentric local land-owner William Miller (1789 - 1848), who had spent most of his life in England. Miller was buried in a grave some 12m (40 feet) deep, which was capped in 1866 by a grand mausoleum built by architect David Rhind (1808-83). The marble panels are by Alfred Gatley and depict 'The Overthrow of Pharaoh in the Red Sea' and 'The song of Moses and Miriam'.

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