Accidentally discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary in the river

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A resident of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela Fernando Bray while fishing accidentally found a granite statue of the Virgin Mary in the river. It is reported by Voz de Galicia.

According to Bray, he stumbled and saw that one stone in the river was not like the others. According to him, he resembled a human figure. Then the man photographed the find and sent it to specialists from the local cultural heritage protection association.

A few days later, experts arrived at the site and found out that the moss-covered stone is indeed a granite statue of the Virgin Mary and, according to a rough estimate, dates back to the 14th century.

The statue was removed from the water and sent to the Museum of Pilgrimage in Santiago de Compostela. Now experts are exploring it in more detail.

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