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Camino Talks with Dr Jenny Alexander - The Santiago de Compostela Cathedral's Secret Selfie | Follow the Camino Camino Talks Podcast

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Discover the secrets of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in our latest #CaminoTalks webinar with Dr. Jenny Alexander from the University of Warwick's History of Art department.  We interviewed Jenny about her work uncovering the secrets of the cathedral walls. 



While studying the stones that make up the magnificent cathedral in Santiago, Dr. Alexander and the team of archaeologists, historians, and other researchers learned a huge amount about the masons who carved them. One of their most noteworthy finds was a small face at the top of one of the columns - a "selfie" carved into the stone by one of these stonemasons on the past. Learn about this ancient selfie, how masons marks were used to construct the cathedral, and the lives of masons during the time.  

“You may have heard the saying “if these walls could talk”, which is used for saying that many interesting things have happened in a room or building.   Well, thanks to the amazing work of dedicated historians and scholars, the walls of Santiago’s impressive cathedral are starting to share their story.”  



Check out our blog post on this webinar!

or 

You can watch the Youtube video of the interview!

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Start planning your Camino route at Follow the Camino for a walking holiday you will never forget!

Buen Camino!

Discover the secrets of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in our latest #CaminoTalks webinar with Dr. Jenny Alexander from the University of Warwick's History of Art department.  We interviewed Jenny about her work uncovering the secrets of the cathedral walls. 



While studying the stones that make up the magnificent cathedral in Santiago, Dr. Alexander and the team of archaeologists, historians, and other researchers learned a huge amount about the masons who carved them. One of their most noteworthy finds was a small face at the top of one of the columns - a "selfie" carved into the stone by one of these stonemasons on the past. Learn about this ancient selfie, how masons marks were used to construct the cathedral, and the lives of masons during the time.  

“You may have heard the saying “if these walls could talk”, which is used for saying that many interesting things have happened in a room or building.   Well, thanks to the amazing work of dedicated historians and scholars, the walls of Santiago’s impressive cathedral are starting to share their story.”  



Check out our blog post on this webinar!

or 

You can watch the Youtube video of the interview!

Please subscribe if you like our content.



Start planning your Camino route at Follow the Camino for a walking holiday you will never forget!

Buen Camino!

31 min

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