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Astronout image ingraved into church built in 1102 A.D.

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posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 06:08 AM
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Inside the splendid Ieronimus Cathedral, built by Episcope de Salamanca in 1102 A.D., among the fascinating carvings of mythical animals and saints, we find – NASA Astronaut:

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Amazing !!!


[edit on 13-1-2008 by Acharya]




posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 06:24 AM
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It would be even more amazing... if the restoration crew had not admitted they put it there recently.

They also said they put in an image of an ice cream cone not far from the "spaceman".

Nice restoration work though.


jra

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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By looking at the rock around the astronaut. You can see that it looks new. I'd assume it was a recent addition and in the comments on that article...


# zildjianmun

yeah. i actually visited this cathedral when i went over to spain earlier last year.
the tour guide said that they repaired that bottom portion of the cathedral and added the astronaut as kind of a joke. there is also an ice cream cone carved into the building several feet from the astronaut…
i touched that astronaut…



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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..... try to spot an astronaut, the brainchild of the new stonemasons responsible for restoring the jambs whose stone had deteriorated.

www.aboutsalamanca.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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Nice find!

I noticed from the link provided, that someone called zildjianmun had said:-



yeah. i actually visited this cathedral when i went over to spain earlier last year.
the tour guide said that they repaired that bottom portion of the cathedral and added the astronaut as kind of a joke. there is also an ice cream cone carved into the building several feet from the astronaut…
i touched that astronaut…


I have to say, this does seem a plausible explanation.



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 07:23 AM
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Heh, what an evul joke as such



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 01:26 PM
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Isn't there a church somewhere that features Darth Vader's head among some gargoyles?


I remember reading about it not very long ago.



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 01:45 PM
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As Washington National Cathedral approached completion, the west towers rose towards the sky, striking toward heaven. During the building a startling idea was hatched: hold a competition for children to design decorative sculpture for the Cathedral.


Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic World Magazine. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, with his drawing of that fearful villain, Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral.



To Find Darth Vader you have to leave the building through the ramp entrance. This is located at the northwest corner of the nave, through the double wooden doors of Lincoln Bay. Go down the ramp, and step into the parking lot. Then, turn around and look back up at the tower closest to you. He is almost impossible to see without the assistance of binoculars.





www.cathedral.org...



posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 01:50 PM
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Why ruin an ancient building by putting a 'joke' in there! If I was religious I might be using the word 'desecration'.

Bad taste in my opinion.


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posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 02:24 PM
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Its not a space man, its a monk and matches with the 15th century garb they would wear when on missionary jaunts into the wilderness.



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