Spain : the miraculous discovery of a statue of the Xiv century - The Point

In Spain, more precisely in the Sar, a river located in Galicia, on the outskirts of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, a statue made of granite, dating very probabl

Spain : the miraculous discovery of a statue of the Xiv century - The Point

In Spain, more precisely in the Sar, a river located in Galicia, on the outskirts of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, a statue made of granite, dating very probably from the Fourteenth century, was discovered by pure chance, reports The Guardian.

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In search of trout, a fisherman has discovered the presence of a kind of rock in the water. "I was fishing when I stumbled on a stone," explained Fernando Brey to the newspaper Voz de Galicia, reported by the british daily. "I soon noticed that the stone was a square - which is strange in a river," he continued, not expecting to fall on a sculpture history depicting the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus. On Monday 15 June in the morning, the statue was rescued to be examined in the museum of the pilgrimage of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, in order to determine its origin. The experts have already stated that this piece was carved in the gothic style galician and she would have decorated a wall there are several hundreds of years.

The faces have disappeared

In a press release, the regional government of Galicia said that the two angels are also found on the shoulders of the Virgin. "The sculpture of the angels is quite damaged, but you can still distinguish their faces and their hands holding an object or the cloak of the Virgin ", one can read in the letter. Over time, the face of the Virgin and child Jesus, have, nevertheless, disappeared. A few days earlier, another amazing discovery, in a very different kind, had been made in the Pisuerga river, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The authorities had alerted the population about the presence of the crocodile of the Nile of about 1.5 metres long.

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