Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Pious Destruction

Paul MacKendrick, Roman France (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1972), p. 169 (on Sanxay):
From the northeast corner of the baths a vaulted corridor led to a building with nineteen cubicles, perhaps a house of prostitution. Local legend hints that the corridor, when found in the nineteenth century, was adorned with indecent frescoes, piously destroyed by the excavator, a priest.

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