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|Caption:||The slab of an ancient dolmen (tomb made of large stones) which stood on the site of the cathedral in pagan times and was incorporated into the first cathedral in 415 AD. According to legend, the Virgin Mary made an appearance on the dolmen and healed a feverish woman. The stone was renowned for its healing properties throughout the Middle Ages, when sick people slept on it in hopes of a miracle.|
|Keywords:||cathedral notre dame du puy le puy auvergne france romanesque medieval church christian pilgrimage via podiensis interior dolmen stone pagan miraculous healing prehistoric apparition marian virgin mary c5 year415 vision shrine sacred|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2643 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 11.0 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 8.8 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||June 14, 2008|
|Uploaded:||November 10, 2009|