Question: What are "Ruthwell Cross"?

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Ruthwell Cross is a remarkable sandstone cross, 173/4 ft. high, found in Ruthwell parish, 9 m. SE. of Dumfries; dates back to the 7th century; bears runic and Latin inscriptions, notably some verses of the Saxon poem, "The Dream of the Holy Rood"; was broken down in 1642 by the Covenanters as savoring of idolatry; found and re-erected in 1802.
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