Friday, July 8, 2011

Pilgrim's Ancient Codex Missing

Spanish authorities have announced that they are searching for the Codex Calixtinus, an ancient collection of prayers, sermons, and liturgic texts that served as a guide for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage of Medieval Times. The 12th-Century manuscript disappeared from a safety deposit box held in the Santiago de Compostela cathedral in Galicia sometime last week. The theft was only reported to police this Wednesday.

The Codex Calixtinus is considered a major religious artifact and its disappearance a blow to Spanish culture.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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