Archaeologia cambrensis

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCambrian Archaeological Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...Leaving the Cathedral, the next place visited was the Church of Nôtre Dame de Kreizker with its fine carved and vaulted porch, but chiefly remarkable for its splendid spire, 80 mètres high, which Vauban declared to bo one of the boldest pieces of architecture he had ever seen. Like Boston Stump, in Lincolnshire, it forms a prominent landmark ? ? flat country. The interior, which is used as a collegiate church, is not particularly interesting. The Cemetery of St. Pierre.--Before adjourning to a most excellent luncheon that was prepared for the party at the Hôtel de France, a short time was spent in walking through the Cemetery. Hero were seen several specimens of the curious skull-boxes peculiar to Brittany, placed on the ledges of structures specially provided for the purpose at intervals round the boundary-wall. Some time after death, the bodies that have been buried in the cemeteries are exhumed by their relations; the bones are deposited in a building called an " Ossuary", attached to the burial-ground; and the skulls are each placed in a box looking like a diminutive dog-kennel, with a heart-shaped hole pierced in the front. The name of the deceased and the date of death are also painted on the front, and the gable-ends are usually surmounted by a cross. The skull-boxes are not intended to open. Rosco/.--In the afternoon the party took the train to RoscofF, a pri-tty little watering-place three miles north of St. Pol de Léon, starting at 1.56 P.m., and arriving at 2.9 P.m. Here the first object claiming our attention, not so much on account of its architectural pretensions, which are few, bat because of its deeply interesting historical associations, was the chapel built by Mary Queen of Scots, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...Leaving the Cathedral, the next place visited was the Church of Nôtre Dame de Kreizker with its fine carved and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217439209

ISBN - 13:9780217439206

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