Apparently it’s an ancient custom, although the reasons are different. The presence of a drawing surprised those who conducted an archaeological study. It is a phallic image in a millennial mill. It was found near Cambridge in the UK. It had an engraving of a penis.
Found during excavations
The stone and other archaeological finds were found during some road works on the road between Cambridge and Huntingdon. It happened three years ago. However, it is only recently that specialists have identified the phallic pattern.
The finds come from the remains of a Roman villa. It’s near the town of Godmanchester, a spokesman for Highways England said. It is the state company that is responsible for the motorways of England.
According to archaeologist Steve Sherlock, the millstone decorated with a penis is of great importance. It complements the evidence of the use of such images in the Roman province of Britannia.
Strength and happiness
«The phallus was seen in the Roman world as an important image of strength and masculinity. It was customary for legionaries to wear a phallic amulet. It brought them good luck before the battle, ”said Sherlock.
There was something other than the image of the phallus on top of the millstone. The archaeological team discovered two crosses on the perimeter of the stone. Cross carvings can often be seen on such stones. However, they are usually only found in military locations.
According to archaeologists, the stone appears to have been broken while in use. And later it was adapted to be used as a cornerstone in grinding. That would have hidden the image of the genitals from view. The phallic image in a millennium has been preserved to this day without the anonymous artist suspecting it.