11 juin 2007

The column of the zodiac

The museum of the column of the zodiac presents the most singular part of the inheritance of the abbey, famous the Romance “calendar”. Also known under the name of pillar, of octagone, or column of the zodiac, which translates the perplexity of the specialists correctly about it, this vestige is a strong octagonal pillar of 840kg, a 1,80 m height, which is obviously truncated half.A face on two is carved: the first face of the column represents work of the months, the second, the signs of the zodiac, the third and the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Church Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul de Souvigny

It is Aimard, ancestor of the Bourbons, who, in 915 or 920, gave to the abbey of Cluny (it even founded into 910) some goods that he had in Souvigny as well as a church dedicated to Saint Pierre. The modèste monastery, established towards 960, will connaitra a providential rise very quickly. Saint Mayeul and Saint Odilon, abbots clunisiens, died there successively in 994 and 1049.Souvigny then became one of the most attended centers of pélerinage Christian occident. Until the medium of XIIème century, whereas the power ... [Lire la suite]
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