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Meursac - Saint-Martin

Meursac - Saint-Martin
severely damaged and partly destroyed during many feuds and wars fought in the Saintonge.

The church got fortified, repaired and rebuilt, so it is no wonder, that by now this is a mixture between "saintongeais" Romanesque style and late Gothic style. The whole apse (not visible from this pov) is Gothic - and somehow out of proportion.

In the 1970s a small crypt was discovered, cut into the stone below the choir. Some see this "cave" as a celtic "panic room", later used as an ossuary - and forgotten.

This shrine is placed in the choir. I could not find out anything about it.

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Sonja
Sonja
Well, it's a socalled "Fatschenkind", and it seems a real old antiquity, big enough to be made for a church or very rich household back in the times those effigys where still very popular.
Is such not known there usually?
5 years ago.