Statue of the Virgin Mary found in a Spanish River.
Earlier this month Fernando Brey was casting for trout in the Sar River outside of Santiago de Compostela in Spain when he tripped over a mossy object. It turned out to be a 330-pound granite sculpture
He said that when he looked at the object there was something not quite right about it’s shape.
The fisherman returned the next day to photograph the sculpture, quickly sending the images to a member of the Galician Cultural Heritage, who brought the statue to the attention of the Ministry of Culture.
The sculpture was removed last Monday and brought to the Museum of Pilgrimage and Santiago in Santiago de Compostela for analysis.
Evidence suggests that the statue was carved in a Galician gothic style, which would date it back to the 14th century, but more research will be done to clarify
The faces of the Virgin Mary and her child are missing, it’s possible that the statue may have been attacked in protest in an effort to desanctify it,